Compiling and Running Platformer
At this point you have your software installed and have even created a starter template (created by Microsoft) that you can take for a spin. You need to make sure you can compile the code. To just compile without running, either press Ctrl+Shift+B, press F6, or click Build Solution on the Build menu. The code should have compiled without any issues. You can now press Ctrl+F5 to actually run the game. Have some fun playing the game. Feel free to look around the code and tweak it. Fortunately, you can always re-create the template if something gets really messed up!