Before you can deploy your application, you have to create an executable file.…This is done by compiling your application.…Simply compiling your code is rarely enough with modern applications, however.…There may be many operations you must perform to get the source ready for the…compile and tasks that need to be run after the compile is finished.…There are tools available to help this process.…They are known as automated build tools.…Visual Studio contains a build tool.…You use it every time you compile, run, or debug your application from…within Visual Studio.…It goes by the name of MSBuild.…
I'll show you how to customize your build process with Visual Studio, but first,…let's look at the basic build tools.…I am inside Visual Studio, and I'm going to create a new project:…File > New > Project.…I'm going to go to our movie chapter, which is out on our Desktop, and then I am…going to create a C# console application. There it is.…I'll just except the default names and click OK.…Every time you press F5 to debug your application, you are actually compiling…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which edition of Visual Studio 2010 do I need to follow along in this course?
A: The course is taught with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, but can also be used with the Premium or Ultimate editions. The Express editions of Visual Studio, including Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ Express, are not covered in this course.
Q: I'm attempting to download the exercise files for this course, and my virus protection is blocking me from unzipping the downloaded file. Are the files corrupted?
A: The alert is a false-positive message. Your antivirus software is detecting the active code included in the exercise files, which in some ways resembles viral code. There is nothing to be alarmed about and you can ignore the warning. This is common among coding courses and environments.
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
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13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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