Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding code generation, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
Often, when writing your application, you will come across large areas of…boilerplate code in which the same code pattern is repeated over and over.…Whenever you find yourself repeating the same mindless task, you should consider…automating the process.…The good news is other people have considered this problem before you and have…written code generation tools.…Code generation is where software-- rather than a human--is used to write program…components automatically.…A number of commercial and free code generators are available in the market.…Visual Studio uses generators in many of the UI designers.…
They have the drag-and-drop designers generate the XML or code.…Another popular use of code generators is in object relational mapping tools, or ORM.…ORM tools take the tables and other constructs inside a database and turn them…into language objects.…There is an active community of third- party vendors making code generation tools.…Here is a list of some of the code generators on the market.…The most common pattern I see is for code generators is the following:…
- 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.
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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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