- 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
- Hi, I'm Walt Ritscher and I want to welcome you to my Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training series. If you write code for a Microsoft platform, like Silverlight, Windows Phone, or ASP.net, you should be using Visual Studio. In this course, I'll show you ever corner of this powerful tool. I'll start by looking at the code editors, and how to customize them to make you more productive. You'll see how to break point your code for debugging purposes, and explore the watch, threads and other status windows. You'll see the Data Source window, and discover the in-depth database and server tools available.
There is a rich testing environment included in Visual Studio, and I'll cover both unit and performance tests in this title. There is also a section on working with source control, and another on compiling and deploying your finished application. As a professional programmer, I rely on the remarkable tools available in Visual Studio to build my applications, and I'm eager to show you how they work. So, let's get started exploring Visual Studio 2010.
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
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13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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