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It's new and better than ever! Learn to use Visual Studio 2010 with this book
Developers, listen up! Visual Studio 2010 offers many interface changes and a dizzying array of editors, controls, designers, and other tools. Whether you're starting from scratch with Visual Studio or need to boost your knowledge of coding, building apps, or accessing data, you'll find what you need to be productive.
Get what you need — newbies can learn Visual Studio basics while more experienced developers can focus on what's new in the 2010 version
Code mode — create source code with the code editor, explore class anatomy in .NET, and debug, analyze, and test your code
Building blocks — explore types of applications you can build; learn to create C++, Windows, and Web applications; and deploy them on the cloud
Digging data — look at the new data access code-generation features in Visual Studio
Take control — manage the build process and apply source code control
Open the book and find:
The languages of .NET
Advice on installing Visual Studio
Basic info about object-oriented programming
Tips on handling exceptions and debugging
How to lay out a Web site
Why you need ADO.NET
How to build applications for Facebook
What the Visual Studio Team System offers
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/vs2010, where you'll find a section featuring source code, resource links, and sample applications for each minibook.
7 books in 1
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio is Microsoft's comprehensive development environment that encompasses the .NET Framework, various programming languages, and ASP.NET. Programmers love it for developing applications for mobile devices and the Web.
Because Visual Studio can be complex, the All-in-One For Dummies format makes it easy for beginners to grasp its different parts and get up to speed.
- Visual Studio is a development environment used with various programming languages to create a variety of applications, including those for the Web and mobile devices
- The updated Visual Studio 2010 features new emphasis on development for Windows 7, cloud computing, and enhanced Web and Silverlight
- Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies shows how to build applications using the enhanced productivity features of Visual Studio 2010
- Minibooks cover a Visual Studio overview, getting started, building Windows 7 and cloud applications, data access, coding, and other IDE details
- Ideal for new programmers or Java programmers who want to become proficient with Visual Studio
Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies provides both a great instruction book for new programmers and a valuable reference for the more experienced.
About the Author
Andrew Moore is an experienced software developer with expertise in C, C++, and C#. Currently a senior software engineer, he has development experience with air traffic management, discrete-event simulation, and most recently with VoIP and multimedia business communication systems.
Table of Contents
Book I: Visual Studio 2010 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 2010.
Chapter 6: New to Visual Studio 2010.
Book II: Getting Started with Visual Studio.
Chapter 1: Installing Visual Studio Professional.
Chapter 2: Browsing Visual Studio.
Chapter 3: Making Connections with Visual Studio.
Chapter 4: Upgrading .NET.
Book III: Coding.
Chapter 1: Programming with Visual Studio 2010.
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 2010.
Chapter 6: Exploring Web Services.
Chapter 7: Handling Exceptions and Debugging.
Chapter 8: Testing Code with Visual Studio.
Book IV: Basics of Building Applications with Visual Studio 2010.
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 Web Site.
Chapter 7: Exploring ASP.NET Services.
Chapter 8: Using Threads and Timers.
Chapter 9: Writing Network Applications.
Chapter 10: Parallel Programming.
Chapter 11: Writing Silverlight Applications.
Chapter 12: Programming for the Cloud.
Book V: 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 VI: Going the Extra Mile.
Chapter 1: Building Solutions and Projects.
Chapter 2: Deployment Options.
Chapter 3: Checking Out Source Control.
Chapter 4: Writing Custom Facebook Applications.
Book VII: Extending the Family.
Chapter 1: Exploring Visual Studio Extensions.
Chapter 2: Being a Team Player with Visual Studio Team System.