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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is the latest version in theongoing evolution of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE),and this resource examines the diverse facets of the IDE—fromcommon tasks to intricate functions to the powerful tools thataccompany the main code editing and design windows. Written by aunique author duo and offering an in-depth look at the powerful andfascinating features and techniques of the IDE, this book exploreseach aspect of the development life cycle from the perspective ofhow Visual Studio 2008 can make your life easier.
Each chapter is packed with examples that illustrate uses forvarious tools, commands, and shortcuts of Visual Studio 2008. Youwill gradually learn to identify where a feature is used, concludehow you can use it to its fullest potential, and then seamlesslyapply that feature to help solve real-world problems.
What you will learn from this book
How to create project templates and wizards
Methods for using IntelliSense, code refactoring, classmodeling, and unit testing
Tips for using DataSets, LINQ, and Synchronization Services forworking with data
How to build web applications using ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight,and ASP.NET MVC
Ideas for building Office and Mobile applications, WPF, WCF, andWF projects
Ways to effectively analyze and identify bugs using the advanceddebugging features
How to automate repetitive tasks using the Visual Studio 2008add-ins and macros
Suggestions for using Visual Studio Team System componentscoupled with Team Foundation Server
Techniques for building more secure applications
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers who want to become proficient withthe latest version of Visual Studio and are interested in theadvanced capabilities of the IDE.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
David Gardner is a seasoned.NET developer and the ChiefSoftware Architect at Intilecta Corporation. David has an ongoingpassion to produce well - designed, high - quality softwareproducts that engage and delight users. For the past decade and abit, David has worked as a solutions architect, consultant, anddeveloper, and has provided expertise to organizations inAustralia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. David is a regular speaker atthe Perth .NET user group, and has presented at events includingthe .NET Framework Launch, TechEd Malaysia, and the MicrosoftExecutive Summit. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. David regularlyblogs about Visual Studio and .NET at