Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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Visual Studio 2008 is packed with features that help you create better software and do it with less repetition and drudgery. Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to make the most of this cool suite of tools! It’s all here!

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...

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Overview

Visual Studio 2008 is packed with features that help you create better software and do it with less repetition and drudgery. Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to make the most of this cool suite of tools! It’s all here!

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470191088
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 538,277
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Leinecker has held a number of prestigious positions in companies such as IntraCorp, MCI, and Landmark Communications. He has written more than 20 books on technical subjects such as C++, C#, ASP.NET, and computer security. He has a thriving consulting practice in North Carolina’s Triad area and innovates in fields such as imaging, podcasting, and artificial intelligence.

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    Good book if you don't intend to use VS2008

    The book presents numerous buzzwords and 'in' technologies backed by minimal real world examples. VS2008 utilizes a different technology than VS2005. It would have been most helpful to point out these differences and address the issues. For example, how do you select multiple controls in a VS2008 web page? How do you assign common properties to multiple controls without doing them one at a time 'even cssClass and styles will have to be applied one at a time'. The absolute positioning feature is all but useless. How does one bring over pages from VS2005? Most important, some insight on dealing with the numerous bugs of VS2008 would have been welcomed.

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