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Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-53943-9
912 pages
June 2010
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio is Microsoft's comprehensive development environment that encompasses the .NET Framework, various programming languages, and ASP.NET. Programmers love it for developing applications for mobile devices and the Web.

Because Visual Studio can be complex, the All-in-One For Dummies format makes it easy for beginners to grasp its different parts and get up to speed.

  • Visual Studio is a development environment used with various programming languages to create a variety of applications, including those for the Web and mobile devices
  • The updated Visual Studio 2010 features new emphasis on development for Windows 7, cloud computing, and enhanced Web and Silverlight
  • Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies shows how to build applications using the enhanced productivity features of Visual Studio 2010
  • Minibooks cover a Visual Studio overview, getting started, building Windows 7 and cloud applications, data access, coding, and other IDE details
  • Ideal for new programmers or Java programmers who want to become proficient with Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies provides both a great instruction book for new programmers and a valuable reference for the more experienced.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Visual Studio 2010 Overview 9

Chapter 1: What Is Visual Studio? 11

Chapter 2: Exploring .NET 19

Chapter 3: Modern Software Development 27

Chapter 4: The Languages of .NET 49

Chapter 5: The Many Editions of Visual Studio 2010 61

Chapter 6: New to Visual Studio 2010 73

Book II: Getting Started with Visual Studio 79

Chapter 1: Installing Visual Studio Professional 81

Chapter 2: Browsing Visual Studio 91

Chapter 3: Making Connections with Visual Studio 105

Chapter 4: Upgrading .NET 113

Book III: Coding 125

Chapter 1: Programming with Visual Studio 2010 127

Chapter 2: Understanding Data Types 145

Chapter 3: Get Some Class 179

Chapter 4: Wiring Up Events in the User Interface 205

Chapter 5: Getting Productive with Visual Studio 2010 223

Chapter 6: Exploring Web Services 251

Chapter 7: Handling Exceptions and Debugging 275

Chapter 8: Testing Code with Visual Studio 301

Book IV: Basics of Building Applications with Visual Studio 2010 317

Chapter 1: Getting Smart about Smart Clients 319

Chapter 2: Building Smart Client User Interfaces 339

Chapter 3: Building Visual C++ Applications 365

Chapter 4: Building Web Applications 381

Chapter 5: Using AJAX for Rich Web Pages 407

Chapter 6: Laying Out Your Web Site 419

Chapter 7: Exploring ASP.NET Services 447

Chapter 8: Using Threads and Timers 465

Chapter 9: Writing Network Applications 483

Chapter 10: Parallel Programming 499

Chapter 11: Writing Silverlight Applications 525

Chapter 12: Programming for the Cloud 541

Book V: Getting Acquainted with Data Access 549

Chapter 1: Accessing Data with Visual Studio 551

Chapter 2: Show Me the Data 569

Chapter 3: Working with Strongly Typed DataSets 605

Chapter 4: Working with XML 641

Chapter 5: Under the Hood with ADO.NET 659

Chapter 6: Using Visual Studio with SQL Server 697

Chapter 7: LINQ 725

Book VI: Going the Extra Mile 731

Chapter 1: Building Solutions and Projects 733

Chapter 2: Deployment Options 751

Chapter 3: Checking Out Source Control 777

Chapter 4: Writing Custom Facebook Applications 795

Book VII: Extending the Family 817

Chapter 1: Exploring Visual Studio Extensions 819

Chapter 2: Being a Team Player with Visual Studio Team System 827

Index 843

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Author Information

Andrew Moore is an experienced software developer with expertise in C, C++, and C#. Currently a senior software engineer, he has development experience with air traffic management, discrete-event simulation, and most recently with VoIP and multimedia business communication systems.
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