Visual Studio contains an amazing assortment of tools to help in writing,…testing, compiling, and deploying your applications.…Microsoft had the foresight to make Visual Studio extendable and customizable.…In fact, a lot of that tools you work with everyday in Visual Studio are really extensions.…There are two main ways to extend Visual Studio.…The simplest is to buy or download a third-party tool and configure…Visual Studio to use it.…This requires no code writing on your behalf.…The second approach requires you to write some code and instruct Visual Studio…to use this custom extension.…
If you want to write these extensions, you need to install the Visual Studio SDK.…Hidden in the depths of Visual Studio are several extensibility frameworks.…Most of the functionality of Visual Studio can be accessed via these APIs.…One of these APIs is based on the ancient COM specification.…You can build either add-ins or Visual Studio Packages that run on COM.…In Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft introduces their new extensibility framework…
- 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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