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Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies (For Dummies)by Rick Leinecker
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Visual Studio 2008 is packed with features that help you create better software and do it with less repetition and drudgery. Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummiesshows you how to make the most of this cool suite of tools! It’s all here!
This comprehensive, seven-books-in-one guide gets you up and running with Visual Studio 2008 in no time. You’ll discover Microsoft’s vision for Visual Studio, get familiar with the .Net environment and languages, and learn how to install, browse, and make connections with Visual Studio. Soon, you’ll be building applications for Vista, Office 2007, and mobile devices; using AJAX and LINQ; and testing and debugging your programs. Discover how to:
Fully updated with new information on Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 development, MS Office application development, and more, Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummiesalso features a companion Web site packed with sample projects, supplemental podcasts, and a support forum. You’ll never find a smarter way to get up to speed with Visual Studio 2008!
Fully updated for Visual Studio 2008!
Your one-stop guide to more efficient and flexible software development
Visual Studio 2008 is packed with features that help you create better software and do it with less repetition and drudgery. Here's how to make the most of this cool suite of tools! From installing Visual Studio to buildingapplications for Vista, Office 2007, and mobile devices; using AJAX and LINQ; or testing and debugging — it's all here.
Discover how to:
* Fully updated, Visual Studio Orcas All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies makes this the ideal book for new programmers or Java programmers looking to get up and running with Visual Studio. The book will be a comprehensive, value-priced reference for the entire Visual Studio Orcas. New emphasis on Visual Studio Team System in Orcas brings this complex set of tools to the forefront. The goal of personal productivity is to allow the developer to work at a higher level of abstraction. The goal of this book is to show the reader how to build applications using these productivity features of VS. As a result, language syntax and programming constructs are de-emphasized in favor of showing the user how to let VS generate the code.
This book takes a layered approach similar to how most applications are architected. When developing a new application, developers often divide up the work for the user interface, service layer (data access), and domain classes (coding). Whether there is one developer playing all three roles, or three developers doing each, this approach allows the reader to easily reference the layer they are constructing.
Book I: Visual Studio Overview
Book II: Getting Started with Visual Studio
Book III: Building Vista Applications with Visual Studio Orcas
Book IV: Data Access
Book V: Coding
Book VI: Other IDE Stuff
* The website with the book will include all the code and applications.
About the Author
Rick Leinecker is a programmer who has designed Microsoft applications for various companies. Vanessa L. Williams has developed numerous in-house custom applications using Visual Studio.
Table of Contents
Book I: Visual Studio 2008 Overview.
Chapter 1: What Is Visual Studio?
Chapter 2: Exploring .NET.
Chapter 3: Modern Software Development.
Chapter 4: The Languages of .NET.
Chapter 5: The Many Editions of Visual Studio 2008.
Book II: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Installing Visual Studio Professional.
Chapter 2: Browsing Visual Studio.
Chapter 3: Making Connections with Visual Studio.
Chapter 4: Upgrading .NET.
Book III: Building Applications.
Chapter 1: Getting Smart about Smart Clients.
Chapter 2: Building Smart Client User Interfaces.
Chapter 3: Building Visual C++ Applications.
Chapter 4: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 5: Using AJAX For Rich Web Pages.
Chapter 6: Laying Out Your Site.
Chapter 7: Exploring ASP.NET Services.
Chapter 8: Building a Mobile Application.
Book IV: Getting Acquainted with Data Access.
Chapter 1: Accessing Data with Visual Studio.
Chapter 2: Show Me the Data.
Chapter 3: Working with Strongly Typed DataSets.
Chapter 4: Working with XML.
Chapter 5: Under the Hood with ADO.NET.
Chapter 6: Using Visual Studio with SQL Server.
Chapter 7: LINQ.
Book V: Coding.
Chapter 1: Programming with Visual Studio 2008.
Chapter 2: Understanding Data Types.
Chapter 3: Get Some Class.
Chapter 4: Wiring Up Events in the User Interface.
Chapter 5: Getting Productive with Visual Studio 2008.
Chapter 6: Exploring Web Services.
Chapter 7: Handling Exceptions and Debugging.
Chapter 8: Testing Code with Visual Studio.
Book VI: Going the Extra Mile.
Chapter 1: Building Solutions and Projects.
Chapter 2: Deployment Options.
Chapter 3: Checking Out Source Control.
Chapter 4: Building Professional Reports with Crystal Reports.
Book VII: Extending Visual Studio.
Chapter 1: Exploring Visual Studio Extensions.
Chapter 2: Being a Team Player with Visual Studio Team System.
Chapter 3: Using Visual Studio with Vista and Office 2007.
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