Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: A Beginner's Guide

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: A Beginner's Guide

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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Written by a Microsoft MVP and Visual Studio expert, this hands-on guide gets you started with the latest release of Microsoft's flagship Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to build applications from the ground up, covering C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You'll also learn how to customize the IDE, adding your own tools that integrate with Visual Studio 2010, and edit and debug your applications.

Designed for Easy LearningKey Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Joe Mayo is an independent consultant, specializing in Microsoft.NET tecnnologies. He is the author of LINQ Programming and other books. Joe is also the recipient of multiple Microsoft MVP awards.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 182.88 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0071668950
  • 9780071668958
  • 488,511

About Joe Mayo

Joe Mayo, Microsoft MVP, specializes in Microsoft .NET technology and runs Mayo Software Training. He is the author of LINQ Programming and operates the C# Station website (
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Table of contents

Part I: Understanding Visual Studio 2010 Essentials
1 Introducing Visual Studio 2010
2 Learning Just Enough C# and VB.NET: Basic Syntax
3 Learning Just Enough C# and VB.NET: Types and Members
4 Learning Just Enough C# and VB.NET: Intermediate Syntax
Part II: Learning the VS 2010 Environment
5 Creating and Building Projects
6 Debugging with Visual Studio
7 Working with Data
Part III: Building Programs with VS 2010
8 Building Desktop Applications with WPF
9 Creating Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC
10 Designing Silverlight Applications
11 Deploying Web Services with WCF
Part IV: Enhancing the VS 2010 Experience
12 Customizing the Development Environment
13 Extending Visual Studio 2010
Part V: Appendices
App A Introduction to XML
App B Introduction to XAML
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