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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780470191088
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 840
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.73(d)

About 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 1

Book I: Visual Studio 2008 Overview 11

Chapter 1: What Is Visual Studio? 13

Chapter 2: Exploring .NET 21

Chapter 3: Modern Software Development 31

Chapter 4: The Languages of .NET 55

Chapter 5: The Many Editions of Visual Studio 2008 67

Book II: Getting Started 79

Chapter 1: Installing Visual Studio Professional 81

Chapter 2: Browsing Visual Studio 89

Chapter 3: Making Connections with Visual Studio 103

Chapter 4: Upgrading .NET 115

Book III: Building Applications 127

Chapter 1: Getting Smart about Smart Clients 129

Chapter 2: Building Smart Client User Interfaces 149

Chapter 3: Building Visual C++ Applications 175

Chapter 4: Building Web Applications 187

Chapter 5: Using AJAX For Rich Web Pages 213

Chapter 6: Laying Out Your Site 225

Chapter 7: Exploring ASP.NET Services 253

Chapter 8: Building a Mobile Application 271

Book IV: Getting Acquainted with Data Access 289

Chapter 1: Accessing Data with Visual Studio 291

Chapter 2: Show Me the Data 309

Chapter 3: Working with Strongly Typed DataSets 345

Chapter 4: Working with XML 381

Chapter 5: Under the Hood with ADO.NET 399

Chapter 6: Using Visual Studio with SQL Server 437

Chapter 7: LINQ 467

Book V: Coding 473

Chapter 1: Programming with Visual Studio 2008 475

Chapter 2: Understanding Data Types 493

Chapter 3: Get Some Class 525

Chapter 4: Wiring Up Events in the User Interface 551

Chapter 5: Getting Productive with Visual Studio 2008 569

Chapter 6: Exploring Web Services 595

Chapter 7: Handling Exceptions and Debugging 617

Chapter 8: Testing Code with Visual Studio 639

Book VI: Going the Extra Mile 657

Chapter 1: Building Solutions and Projects 659

Chapter 2: Deployment Options 675

Chapter 3: Checking Out Source Control 701

Chapter 4: Building Professional Reports with Crystal Reports 719

Book VII: Extending Visual Studio 737

Chapter 1: Exploring Visual Studio Extensions 739

Chapter 2: Being a Team Player with Visual Studio Team System 747

Chapter 3: Using Visual Studio with Vista and Office 2007 765

Index 781

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Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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