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Introduction to Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial

Software developers need a solid environment to work in that will help bring their applications to life. And collaboration is more important than ever before, as today's development projects expand in complexity and scope. The Visual Studio development system is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to help software developers create innovative, next-gen applications. VTC veteran author Mark Long will introduce you to the Visual Studio 2008 development environment. Helping you get started developing useful and expandable next-gen applications. To begin learning today, simply click the links.


Course Overview
History of Visual Studio
Developer Challenges
Visual Studio 2008 Versions
Related Development Products
Visual Studio 2008 Requirements
What's New in 2008

Getting Started With Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio & Virtual PC
Getting Visual Studio
Visual Studio Tour
Hello World Again
Which Language
Start Up Options
Managing Screen Real Estate
Project Types

Visual Studio IDE

Customizing the IDE
Line Numbers
Understanding Solutions & Projects
Solution & Project Settings
Understanding the Solution Explorer
The Properties Window
The Class View
The Server Explorer pt. 1
The Server Explorer pt. 2
The Object Browser
Tasks Window
Output Window
Errors Window

Writing Code in Visual Studio 2008

Code Editor Basics
Navigating Your Code
Commenting Your Code
Change Tracking
Coding Indicator
Code Outlining
Smart Tags & Tasks

Debugging Web

Debug Menu & Toolbar
Setting Breakpoints
Debug Actions
Debug Options
Debug Windows
Edit & Continue

Object Oriented Programming

Object Oriented Programming
Classes & Objects
Creating a Class
Instantiating an Object
Visual Coding with Class Designer

Working with Databases

Database Basics
Visual Studio & Databases
Diagram Designer
Building Queries
Stored Procedures
Drag & Drop Data Binding pt. 1
Drag & Drop Data Binding pt. 2
What is LINQ?

Web Development in Visual Studio

Creating an ASP.NET Application
Editing HTML

.NET 3.5 Development

Visual Studio 2008 & .NET 3.5
WPF Integration in Visual Studio 2008
WWF Integration in Visual Studio 2008

But Wait - There's More

Intro to Macros
Unit Testing

In Conclusion

Course Wrap Up


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