Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your developer computer, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
This movie discusses what it takes to get your computer ready to use Visual Studio.…There are a number of versions of Visual Studio available for you to download.…The first movie in this chapter provides more details about these editions.…Regardless of which one you choose, you need to download the installer to…your local computer.…Like most .NET applications, you can install Visual Studio 2010 on the same…computer as older versions--for example, Visual Studio 2008--and they will work side by side.…It's not really necessary for you to have Visual Studio 2008 on your computer…however, because Visual Studio 2010 supports the same project types.…
For certain types of development, there are additional tools that you must install.…They are not part of the core install, because they shipped at a later time.…Here is a couple of additional tools you might consider installing.…The first one, Silverlight 4 Tools, configures your version of Visual Studio to…create the newest version of Silverlight.…
- 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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