Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a console application, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
Since the dawn of computer programming, there have been…command-based applications.…The Windows operating system still supports command-line applications, and…you won't be surprised to learn that Visual Studio has a console application template.…The main reason I see for creating console apps is when you have a utility…program that doesn't need a fancy user interface.…I'm inside Visual Studio, and I've opened up a solution called…CreateConsoleApplication, which contains two sample apps.…I'm going to start by looking at the standard Program.cs that came from the…Visual Studio console template.…
I'm going to double-click on Program.cs.…This file has a static void Main, which is the entry point for all .NET applications.…Now, console applications have standard inputs, standard outputs, and standard errors.…If I want to do the standard output, I use Console.Write or Console.WriteLine.…The main difference between the two is that Console.WriteLine will output text…and then move to a new line.…The text that I want to print to the Console is going to say, "Type a file name."…
- 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.
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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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