I am still trying to set up Visual Studio for solidity development. I am following this tutorial: https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/solidity-integration-with-visual-studio-8bdab2ff8a74#.35fbkvlae
I have Visual Studio 2015 Community and the solidity extension installed. I was able to download bloc, use "bloc init", "npm install", and "bloc genkey", but when I try "bloc start" nothing happens for about 30 seconds and then it just jumps into the next line without printing anything. It doesnt print "bloc is listening on 0.0.0.0:8000" as the tutorial describes.
Then when I try to deploy a sample contract in visual studio I get an error. My understanding is that Bloc is not properly running yet. How can I figure out if the bloc keyserver is actually running? And what can I do if bloc start doesn't work?
The screenshot below shows that bloc is only responding with a blank line(after the first line). I dont believe this is due to a wrong directory, because when I am in the wrong directory, I get a specific error message(after the third command line).