Double-clicking a JSON file to try and open it in Visual Studio 2017 Professional doesn’t work; VS2015 worked fine. This link explains how to fix for the Community edition. The same principle applies for VS2017.
Using regedt32 first find the Visual Studio magic number:
This weekend I discovered that there is a Linux distribution, Debian Jessie, that now has the Raspberry Pi Desktop, download from here.
So I installed it as a virtual machine on my Windows 10 PC using VMWare Professsional Pro 14. The only difficulty was getting VMWare Tools working to allow automatic screen resizing and file sharing. Found some good info on the VMWare communities site (search for vmware tools debian jessie). From this thread there is a great perl script to help install VMWare Tools. The only modification I made was to delete –default from the line that runs the VMWare installer, without which the script will suggest an alternative option and abandon the installation.
I made a YouTube video of my virtual machine installation and VMWare tools configuration:
The script for VMWare tools:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
echo "Do go and mount your cdrom from the VMware menu"
echo "press any key to continue"
read -n 1 -s
cp VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp
tar xvzf VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends libglib2.0-0
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends build-essential
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gcc-4.3 linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop
sudo rmmod pcnet32
sudo rmmod vmxnet
sudo modprobe vmxnet
sudo /etc/init.d/networking start