System Requirements

To get started with the Synergy Tutorials you will need the following:

Development System

Select a development system suitable for running Synergy/DE and Visual Studio development. We recommend at least a 64-bit system with a dual-core or better CPU and 4GB of more of RAM. You may be able to get away with less than this, but make sure that your system AT LEAST meets the system requirements for running Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Development Tools

Check that you have the following tools installed:

  • Synergy/DE Development Tools (x86).
    Make sure that you do a COMPLETE installation, some of the tutorials require optional components such as Connectivity, xfServer, and xfServerPlus.
  • Synergy/DE Development Tools (x64).
    If you're running on a 64-bit Windows operating system then you MUST also install the 64-bit version of the Synergy/DE tools.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Professional or higher).
    The Visual Studio "Express" editions can't be used because Microsoft prohibits the installation of third-party languages in these tools. If you don't already have a copy of Visual Studio 2010 then you can download a trial copy from Microsoft.
  • Synergy/DE Language Integration for Visual Studio (required by some tutorials).
  • Synergy/DE xfNetLink .NET (optional, required by some tutorials).
  • Synergy/DE xfNetLink Java (optional, required by some tutorials).

IMPORTANT: Each tutorial requires a specific minimum version of Synergy/DE in order to work correctly. To ensure that you can complete all of the tutorials you should always install the very latest version of all of the Synergy/DE tools.

Client Application

The tutorials are delivered to your system by a Windows client application. See the "Download" page for information on downloading and installing the client application.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The instructions for each tutorial are provided in a PDF file which can be launched from the client application. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, or another application that is configured as a default application for launching PDF files.