Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Solution Explorer, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
A complex business application might consist of dozens of projects, thousands…of code files, and hundreds of ancillary items.…With so many files loaded into Visual Studio, you need a way to understand the…chaos and navigate through your assets.…The Solution Explorer is the tool that tames this potential mess.…I'm inside Visual Studio, and I am going to create a brand-new project, and then…we are going to look at it over here in the Solution Explorer, which is usually…docked to the right edge of the screen.…
Before I talk about Solution Explorer, let me talk about the difference between…a solution and a project.…A solution, in .NET terms, is an item that can contain zero or more projects.…A project, in .NET terms, is a section that contains many files that are used to…construct a .NET assembly.…Let me show you how that works.…I'm going to go to the File menu and choose New > Project.…
I am going to create a C# console application.…Down here at the bottom of the screen, I can give my project--which is a…
- 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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