Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies
This comprehensive, seven-books-in-one guide gets you up and running with Visual Studio 2008 in no time. You’ll discover Microsoft’s vision for Visual Studio, get familiar with the .Net environment and languages, and learn how to install, browse, and make connections with Visual Studio. Soon, you’ll be building applications for Vista, Office 2007, and mobile devices; using AJAX and LINQ; and testing and debugging your programs. Discover how to:
- Understand Visual Studio’s role in software development
- Work with .Net languages
- Develop applications for Vista
- Build smart client interfaces
- Use the visual data designer
- Use Ajax controls
- Streamline application deployment
- Debug your applications
- Explore ASP. NET services
- Work with strongly typed data sets
- Access data with Visual Studio
- Program with Visual Studio 2008
- Build professional reports with Crystal Reports
Fully updated with new information on Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 development, MS Office application development, and more, Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies also features a companion Web site packed with sample projects, supplemental podcasts, and a support forum. You’ll never find a smarter way to get up to speed with Visual Studio 2008!
Book I: Visual Studio 2008 Overview.
Chapter 1: What Is Visual Studio?
Chapter 2: Exploring .NET.
Chapter 3: Modern Software Development.
Chapter 4: The Languages of .NET.
Chapter 5: The Many Editions of Visual Studio 2008.
Book II: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Installing Visual Studio Professional.
Chapter 2: Browsing Visual Studio.
Chapter 3: Making Connections with Visual Studio.
Chapter 4: Upgrading .NET.
Book III: Building Applications.
Chapter 1: Getting Smart about Smart Clients.
Chapter 2: Building Smart Client User Interfaces.
Chapter 3: Building Visual C++ Applications.
Chapter 4: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 5: Using AJAX For Rich Web Pages.
Chapter 6: Laying Out Your Site.
Chapter 7: Exploring ASP.NET Services.
Chapter 8: Building a Mobile Application.
Book IV: Getting Acquainted with Data Access.
Chapter 1: Accessing Data with Visual Studio.
Chapter 2: Show Me the Data.
Chapter 3: Working with Strongly Typed DataSets.
Chapter 4: Working with XML.
Chapter 5: Under the Hood with ADO.NET.
Chapter 6: Using Visual Studio with SQL Server.
Chapter 7: LINQ.
Book V: Coding.
Chapter 1: Programming with Visual Studio 2008.
Chapter 2: Understanding Data Types.
Chapter 3: Get Some Class.
Chapter 4: Wiring Up Events in the User Interface.
Chapter 5: Getting Productive with Visual Studio 2008.
Chapter 6: Exploring Web Services.
Chapter 7: Handling Exceptions and Debugging.
Chapter 8: Testing Code with Visual Studio.
Book VI: Going the Extra Mile.
Chapter 1: Building Solutions and Projects.
Chapter 2: Deployment Options.
Chapter 3: Checking Out Source Control.
Chapter 4: Building Professional Reports with Crystal Reports.
Book VII: Extending Visual Studio.
Chapter 1: Exploring Visual Studio Extensions.
Chapter 2: Being a Team Player with Visual Studio Team System.
Chapter 3: Using Visual Studio with Vista and Office 2007.
Vanessa L. Williams is a consultant and author specializing in Microsoft’s Share Point and .NET technologies. Through her Midwest consulting business, Vanessa Williams Business Solutions, she provides custom development, systems implementation, hosting, and training services for SharePoint, .NET, and Visual Studio Team System. She has ten years of business information systems experience spanning several industries including transportation, petroleum marketing, manufacturing, retail, and motor-sports entertainment. Her nontechnical experience –– including jobs as a shipping clerk, accounting clerk, and forklift driver –– gives her the unique ability to view systems implementations from an end-user’s perspective.