Here's an amazing fact. The .NET framework has over 140 languages that can be…used to write applications.…You heard me correctly--140 languages. Visual Studio contains about 14 built-in editors.…A code editor is a window that lets you write code. A good editor assists you by…including autocompletion tools, syntax checkers and re-factoring tools.…There are editors in Visual Studio for all the major Microsoft languages.…C# and Visual Basic are two of the most popular .NET languages, and both…have superb editors available.…
If you are a C++ programmer or are interested in the new F# language, you…will find editors for those languages too.…Visual Studio is extensible, so third parties can create Editors and plug them into the IDE.…Microsoft has taken that route and created editors for their IronPython…and IronRuby languages.…On this screen is a list of all of the default editors included in Visual Studio.…One of my favorite editors is down near the bottom, the XAML Editor.…That's the one I use when I am creating WPF or Silverlight applications.…
- 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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