Visual Studio has never been more powerful. And with Visual Studio 2005 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, it's never been easier, either.
This book combines the classic For Dummies style (friendly, accurate, fun) with the newer All-in-One format (big, comprehensive, modular).
It's organized as seven "mini-books" in one. There's one on production-quality development techniques (including Microsoft's vaunted "smart clients." There's another on data access (from strongly typed DataSets to XML). There's one on coding tools and techniques (from snippets to exceptions, debugging to the Enterprise Library). A "Going the Extra Mile" mini-book illuminates Visual Studio's powerful build automation tools, new deployment options, and source control.
If you've seen an earlier edition, you can already see how heavily this one's been updated. Very little has been left untouched. And wherever Microsoft's delivered new productivity features, you can bet you'll learn how to take advantage of them. Bill Camarda, from the December 2006 Read Only