Synopses & Reviews
Visual Studio 2011 is the latest version of Microsoft's rich and complex integrated development environment creating Windows applications, whether they be for the exciting new Metro user experience, Classic Windows running .NET, cloud apps or many other applications It has long been the tool of choice for C# developers worldwide and now looks set to become a firm favorite with HTML5 developers working with Windows. It sets the standard for rapid and effective application development and testing. Seasoned .NET author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from Visual Studio 11 by focusing on the features you need for your projects. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you require. Getting the most from your development tools is the first step to truly mastering Windows 8 development. What you?ll learn Understand what Visual Studio 11 is capable of, and why it is special Create and build C# web, metro, desktop and cloud applications using Visual Studio Package and deploy your applications Use the advanced Visual Studio 11 debug and profile tools Work effectively with databases and data models Customize your project build process Extend and customize Visual Studio to meet your needs Who this book is for
Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and is packed with the details you need to learn to be truly effective with Visual Studio 2011. The most important features are given a no-nonsense in-depth treatment, and chapters include common problems and details of how to avoid them.