Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the IDE: Default toolbar, notifications, and Quick Launch, part of Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Store Developers.
There's two more pieces of the Visual Studio default setup. The first is the main Visual Studio toolbar, which you find right here, underneath the menus. This contains a variety of buttons you can click to do commonly accessed actions, such as, create a new project, open a file, save work that you've done, attach to a running Windows application, and search and replace. Finally, here in the upper right hand corner, we find the feedback and notification buttons.
When you sign into your Microsoft account, which we'll see later, you can give feedback directly to the Visual Studio product team. You can click on the notifications button and see what notifications Microsoft wants to tell you about that are related to Visual Studio. As of the time we started this Visual Studio while we're recording the course, there's five current notifications. You can see there's an update to the NuGet Package Manager, an update to Visual Studio FSharp Tools, A new SDK for Windows Azure, the update the Visual Studio, I mentioned earlier, and a link that allows you to download and install the help content for running offline.
We'll go ahead and close this notification window. And finally there's the quick launch area which allows you to find any of the pieces of visual studio that you want to run. For example, we can start typing, Options, and you can see that there's option stuff available all over visual studio. There's debug options, a tools options menu, a help customer feed back options, and so forth. And there's also very specific option links that you get directly by using the quick launch.
- What's new in Visual Studio 2013?
- Exploring the editor
- Invoking the compiler
- Using the debugger
- Creating apps for Windows Store
- Debugging a Windows Store app using a simulator
- Creating an account and connecting to the Windows Store
- Packaging the app