Question DLL Browser/ Repo for Application

lmstearn

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Hi there,
First question here as just joined, it's one regarding how to go about planning/implementating a smallish application that:
  • Simulates the behaviour of a most basic mod manager- think this but much less functionality.
  • Provides drag & drop of DLL files or compressed packages containing DLL files into (not out at this stage) a folder, the contents of which are accessible in the GUI. These files will then be used by the game application.
  • The GUI form will operate on a dedicated folder containing the above packages applying functions on each as Remove, Disable, Enable etc.
  • Obviously handles common 7z and Zip extraction methods - possibly RAR.
  • Optionally using some functionality for scraping/searching a site- although that comes much later.

As a subscriber to AutoHotKey this task can surely be accomplished "relatively" easier as a scripting exercise, however very interested in exploring the cross-platform capabilities of C# down the track with something like Mono.
Very little experience programming with .Net is sure to be a drawback at the start, but the MS C# Guide is sure to change that. :)
Thoughts? And even suggestions for low cost third party wrappers and the like- even thought this isn't the appropriate thread!

Have a copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro Version 10.0.40219.1 SP1, which works wonderfully for many thinks. But in parting with it, and replacing it with VS 2017, there's no going back to it. is that the way to go?
Thanks for reading!
 

lmstearn

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Weeell, time to :hurt: ditch the VS2010 in favour of the 2017 Community. Finding that a lotta things just don't work out of the box with 2010 anymore. Shame- but yeah- better upgrading than downgrading, and 2017 has a lot more to offer!
Think this tutorial will supply most of what's demanded in this journey- it's well laid out and explains things rather well. :)
 
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