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Visual Studio 2012 Essential Training
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Visual Studio 2012 Essential Training

with Walt Ritscher

Video: Welcome

(music playing) I'm Walt Ritscher, and I want to welcome you to my Visual Studio 2012, Essential Training series. If you write code for a Microsoft platform like ASP.net, Windows phone or Windows desktop, you should be using Visual Studio. This amazing product contains every conceivable tool you need to be a productive developer. In this course, I'll start by exploring the giant list of project types in visual studio.
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  1. 2m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 22m 5s
    1. What is Visual Studio 2012?
      4m 25s
    2. Understanding the Visual Studio 2012 versions
      5m 16s
    3. Exploring the new features of Visual Studio 2012
      4m 27s
    4. Setting up your developer computer
      2m 58s
    5. Setting the Visual Studio 2012 options for this course
      4m 15s
    6. Getting a developer license for Windows Store app and Windows Phone projects
      44s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Creating a Visual Studio project
      5m 40s
    2. Working with the Solution Explorer
      8m 45s
    3. Organizing your workspace, windows, and tabs
      9m 52s
    4. Using visual designers and the Toolbox window
      7m 56s
    5. Working with the Properties window
      9m 20s
    6. Working with servers in Server Explorer
      6m 18s
    7. Working with databases in Server Explorer
      3m 19s
    8. Optimizing Visual Studio configurations with the Settings dialog
      6m 23s
    9. Exploring the help system
      4m 36s
  4. 25m 4s
    1. Surveying the list of project types
      4m 56s
    2. Using project and item templates
      6m 31s
    3. Creating custom project templates
      4m 27s
    4. Creating a custom item template
      5m 9s
    5. Investigating the sample projects ecosystem
      4m 1s
  5. 1h 22m
    1. Creating a website with ASP.NET
      10m 59s
    2. Creating an ASP.NET MVC application
      9m 32s
    3. Providing a web front-end for data with Dynamic Data
      7m 51s
    4. Creating a classic Windows application with Windows Forms
      10m 26s
    5. Creating a dramatic Windows application with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
      8m 11s
    6. Creating a Windows Store application
      8m 3s
    7. Building data-centric business apps with LightSwitch
      8m 39s
    8. Harnessing the power of DirectX graphics
      3m 25s
    9. Writing add-ins for Microsoft Office
      7m 35s
    10. Creating a reusable class library
      7m 56s
  6. 1h 5m
    1. Language editor availability in Visual Studio 2012
      3m 6s
    2. Configuring essential settings for the editors
      5m 39s
    3. Customizing fonts and colors for editors
      7m 5s
    4. The C# and Visual Basic editors
      8m 15s
    5. Using the JavaScript editor
      7m 58s
    6. Editing XML, HTML, and more with markup editors
      7m 8s
    7. Managing the alignment of your code
      3m 35s
    8. Formatting your code
      5m 24s
    9. Using outliners and regions in your code
      4m 37s
    10. Getting multiple views of your code
      2m 33s
    11. Navigating code and code references
      6m 18s
    12. Adding a reference to a project or assembly
      4m 14s
  7. 59m 41s
    1. Using the Task List
      2m 12s
    2. Commenting your code
      2m 49s
    3. Documenting your code
      6m 28s
    4. Using IntelliSense effectively
      4m 56s
    5. Using SmartTags and other IntelliSense aids
      5m 55s
    6. Working with code snippets
      6m 18s
    7. Refactoring your code
      5m 18s
    8. Understanding code generation
      2m 56s
    9. Generating code with T4
      7m 54s
    10. Using Class View
      4m 21s
    11. Using Class Diagram in the Class Designer
      4m 13s
    12. Mastering the search tools
      6m 21s
  8. 1h 16m
    1. Using breakpoints effectively
      5m 7s
    2. Stepping through code in the debugger
      3m 34s
    3. Debugging exceptions
      4m 38s
    4. Using data tips and data visualizers
      6m 3s
    5. Beyond the basic breakpoint
      3m 47s
    6. Using the Watch windows
      5m 15s
    7. Using Locals and Auto windows
      2m 57s
    8. Walking the Call Stack
      3m 15s
    9. Effective use of the Immediate window
      3m 42s
    10. Exploring tracepoint, a different type of breakpoint
      4m 7s
    11. Attaching a debugger to a running process
      3m 29s
    12. Debugging ASP.NET websites
      5m 18s
    13. Debugging JavaScript
      6m 27s
    14. Debugging threads and tasks
      8m 40s
    15. Even more debugging windows
      2m 9s
    16. Debugging with the ASP.NET page inspector
      7m 35s
  9. 33m 35s
    1. Arranging UI elements
      4m 50s
    2. Arranging UI elements in WPF
      6m 36s
    3. Arranging UI elements in ASP.NET
      4m 0s
    4. Arranging UI elements in Windows Store and Windows Phone apps
      4m 54s
    5. Controlling UI designs with the Document Outline view
      4m 45s
    6. Working with Expression Blend for a complex UI
      8m 30s
  10. 4m 6s
    1. What's next
      4m 6s

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Visual Studio 2012 Essential Training
7h 13m Beginner May 30, 2013

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Visual Studio is the number one tool for Microsoft developers, whether you're targeting mobile devices or desktops. Get comfortable in this full-featured development environment and learn how to create a variety of projects, from websites to rich Internet applications. Author Walt Ritscher helps you dive deep into the basics of creating and debugging applications with Visual Studio, including configuring Visual Studio to support C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, and many other languages.

Topics include:
  • Creating a Visual Studio project
  • Understanding the project types
  • Working with the Toolbox and Properties windows
  • Building a user interface with the editors
  • Exploring tools that enhance your coding sessions
  • Navigating and formatting your code
  • Working with Expression Blend for complex UI
  • Debugging code
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Software:
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Author:
Walt Ritscher

Welcome

(music playing) I'm Walt Ritscher, and I want to welcome you to my Visual Studio 2012, Essential Training series. If you write code for a Microsoft platform like ASP.net, Windows phone or Windows desktop, you should be using Visual Studio. This amazing product contains every conceivable tool you need to be a productive developer. In this course, I'll start by exploring the giant list of project types in visual studio.

And show the editors for C Sharp, Visual Basic, and other programming and markup languages. Next, I'll look at the code editors and how to customize them to make you more productive. You'll see how to break point your code for debugging purposes, and explore important status windows like the watch, threads and call stack windows. Finally, we'll take a tour of the various designer windows which help build UI front ends for your application. So let's exploring Visual Studio 2012.

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