Many customers have asked me how to configure Xampp to work with VS.Php. Tonight, I went through the process of doing this and documented each step so you don't have to figure this out by yourself.
The first step is to decide where to install Xampp. I decided to go with the default location. A lot of further steps assume this location. If you pick a different location make sure you take this into consideration.
The next step is choosing what components to install. I chose Apache and MySql servers. I also wanted to install them as services.
In my system, I already have IIS install. This means that Apache is going to fail to start because it is trying to use port 80.