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Professional Visual Studio 2012

ISBN: 978-1-118-33770-7
1104 pages
November 2012
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The ultimate developers' guide to Visual Studio 2012

This expert Wrox guide is what you need to get up and running quickly on Visual Studio 2012. Written by a Microsoft Visual C# MVP, it guides you through the integrated development environment (IDE), showing you how to maximize all new tools and improvements.

  • Offers programmers a fast way to IDE-centric programming success
  • Demonstrates new IDE features, including the new Metro style app project templates and Windows 8 app store features
  • Explains each feature, then illustrates the context in which it will help you solve problems
  • Covers timely and essential topics related to rich client app development, web applications, application services, file configuration, debugging and testing, and more
  • Helps advanced users customize and extend Visual Studio through the Automation Model, writing macros, working with the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), and more
  • Provides ample detail for programmers who are new to Visual Studio 2012, as well as for experienced programmers exploring the advanced capabilities of the IDE

Professional Visual Studio 2012 uses a unique, IDE-centric approach to help you get up and running quickly on this exciting new release.

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INTRODUCTION xxxix

PART I: INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER 1: A QUICK TOUR 3

CHAPTER 2: THE SOLUTION EXPLORER, TOOLBOX, AND PROPERTIES 13

CHAPTER 3: OPTIONS AND CUSTOMIZATIONS 31

CHAPTER 4: THE VISUAL STUDIO WORKSPACE 49

CHAPTER 5: FIND AND REPLACE AND HELP 67

PART II: GETTING STARTED

CHAPTER 6: SOLUTIONS, PROJECTS, AND ITEMS 81

CHAPTER 7: INTELLISENSE AND BOOKMARKS 109

CHAPTER 8: CODE SNIPPETS AND REFACTORING 127

CHAPTER 9: SERVER EXPLORER 147

CHAPTER 10: MODELING WITH THE CLASS DESIGNER 163

PART III: DIGGING DEEPER

CHAPTER 11: UNIT TESTING 177

CHAPTER 12: DOCUMENTATION WITH XML COMMENTS 197

CHAPTER 13: CODE CONSISTENCY TOOLS 219

CHAPTER 14: CODE GENERATION WITH T4 233

CHAPTER 15: PROJECT AND ITEM TEMPLATES 257

CHAPTER 16: LANGUAGE-SPECIFIC FEATURES 275

PART IV: RICH CLIENT APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 17: WINDOWS FORMS APPLICATIONS 291

CHAPTER 18: WINDOWS PRESENTATION FOUNDATION (WPF) 305

CHAPTER 19: OFFICE BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 331

CHAPTER 20: WINDOWS STORE APPLICATIONS 347

PART V: WEB APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 21: ASP.NET WEB FORMS 361

CHAPTER 22: ASP.NET MVC 395

CHAPTER 23: SILVERLIGHT 425

CHAPTER 24: DYNAMIC DATA 439

CHAPTER 25: SHAREPOINT 461

CHAPTER 26: WINDOWS AZURE 483

PART VI: DATA

CHAPTER 27: VISUAL DATABASE TOOLS 501

CHAPTER 28: DATASETS AND DATABINDING 509

CHAPTER 29: LANGUAGE INTEGRATED QUERIES (LINQ) 535

CHAPTER 30: THE ADO.NET ENTITY FRAMEWORK 561

CHAPTER 31: REPORTING 583

PART VII: APPLICATION SERVICES

CHAPTER 32: WINDOWS COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION (WCF) 619

CHAPTER 33: WINDOWS WORKFLOW FOUNDATION (WF) 639

CHAPTER 34: CLIENT APPLICATION SERVICES 661

CHAPTER 35: SYNCHRONIZATION SERVICES 679

CHAPTER 36: WCF RIA SERVICES 689

PART VIII: CONFIGURATION AND RESOURCES

CHAPTER 37: CONFIGURATION FILES 703

CHAPTER 38: CONNECTION STRINGS 721

CHAPTER 39: RESOURCE FILES 731

PART IX: DEBUGGING

CHAPTER 40: USING THE DEBUGGING WINDOWS 751

CHAPTER 41: DEBUGGING WITH BREAKPOINTS 769

CHAPTER 42: DATATIPS, DEBUG PROXIES, AND VISUALIZERS 781

CHAPTER 43: DEBUGGING WEB APPLICATIONS 793

CHAPTER 44: ADVANCED DEBUGGING TECHNIQUES 811

PART X: BUILD AND DEPLOYMENT

CHAPTER 45: UPGRADING WITH VISUAL STUDIO 2012 831

CHAPTER 46: BUILD CUSTOMIZATION 837

CHAPTER 47: ASSEMBLY VERSIONING AND SIGNING 853

CHAPTER 48: OBFUSCATION, APPLICATION MONITORING, AND MANAGEMENT 861

CHAPTER 49: PACKAGING AND DEPLOYMENT 881

CHAPTER 50: WEB APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT 895

PART XI: CUSTOMIZING AND EXTENDING VISUAL STUDIO

CHAPTER 51: THE AUTOMATION MODEL 909

CHAPTER 52: ADD-INS 917

CHAPTER 53: MANAGED EXTENSIBILITY FRAMEWORK (MEF) 931

PART XII: VISUAL STUDIO ULTIMATE

CHAPTER 54: VISUAL STUDIO ULTIMATE FOR ARCHITECTS 953

CHAPTER 55: VISUAL STUDIO ULTIMATE FOR DEVELOPERS 965

CHAPTER 56: VISUAL STUDIO ULTIMATE FOR TESTERS 983

CHAPTER 57: TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER 997

INDEX 1021

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Bruce Johnson is a principal consultant with ObjectSharp Corporation. He has been published in a wide variety of technology periodicals and has given more than 500 presentations at user conferences.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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In the second Note on the page, the third sentence, "...they will be used for different shortcut key mappings."
should read:
"...they will be used to different shortcut key mappings."
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