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Visual Studio is the only suitable environment for professional development of .NET 1.1, and it is just about the only choice for developers in Microsoft technology. It is a complex and feature-rich vehicle mainly for C#, VB .NET, and web development, and drawing out its full potential can be a challenge for novice and professional programmers alike.
Pro Visual Studio .NET reveals and demystifies Visual Studio to enable programmers to do their job more quickly and with fewer errors. The authors of this book are all well known in each field of .NET development, and offer their hands-on experience of making the tool work in the real world. They’ll show you how to tweak this environment to get the very best out of it, and you'll learn by seeing practical tasks put into, and through Studio, to get the best results.
Posted September 9, 2004
This book is a collaborative effort by many authors, to show you how to use the latest VS.NET. You can see an impressive and well integrated set of capabilities and tools for a complete development environment in .NET. Microsoft has put in a ton of sweat to refine its earlier .NET offerings into this latest version. There is a heavy usage of XML as the preferred way to store relational data. Good. But for some of you, the screen captures of the IDE will be the most compelling part of the text. See how to quickly arrange projects and bring up a panoply of tools. A tremendous amount, but arranged to be as intuitive as possible, hopefully. The sheer mass of functionality within the IDE means that the resultant default arrangement must have been non-trivial to arrive at. What struck me most about all this was how it seemed to echo the Eclipse IDE for Java programmers. This book is coy. Scarcely a reference to Java, and none at all to Eclipse. Yet I think both IDEs are acting as a goad to each other. A race to provide better and better tools. Ultimately, that benefits you as a programmer, whichever languages you adopt.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.