Installing a production application on a local computer is more than just…copying files to the Program Files folder.…You might need to check for dependencies and verify that a previous licensed…version is available before continuing.…You may need to remove certain files before installing the new version.…It is a common practice to create items in the Start menu and copy help and…documentation files to the computer.…If you need to perform any of these tasks, you must create a setup program.…The Windows Installer API exists to assist us in these scenarios.…Visual Studio contains an installer project that creates Windows Installer files…for your application.…
For this demonstration, I'm going to use a solution called InstallerDeploy that…contains the application that I want to install, which is PixelSmithDesktop.…This is that WPF application we've seen in other movies in this chapter.…I'm going to start by adding an installer project.…I'll right-click on my Solution and choose Add > New Project.…
- 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
Making an Excel 2010 add-in5m 21s
13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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