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A Primer on Object-Oriented Concepts
By Jesse Smith
Jul 8, 2013
Programming Expert Jesse Smith shows you how valuable understanding object oriented concepts are to facilitate good code design.
A Quick Tour of Visual Studio 2008
By Lars Powers, Mike Snell
Jun 17, 2008
Here's what to expect as a first encounter with Visual Studio 2008.
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By Matthew David
Jan 1, 2003
Building Data-Centric Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch
By Alessandro Del Sole
Mar 8, 2012
In this chapter, you will learn to create a simple application based on a single data source. This is enough to understand how LightSwitch works and how you can take advantage of all its features to create high-quality, professional business software quickly.
Controls for Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Exam 70-305
By Kirk Hausman
Oct 17, 2003
Learn about HTML and Web Server Controls, user input validation, and CSS in preparing for your MCAD Visual Studio .NET Exam 70-305.
Creating a Tree View of XML Data in Visual Studio .NET
By John Paul Mueller
Sep 10, 2004
John Mueller shows how a tree view of your XML data can help you display the details with greater ease and examine those details with greater clarity.
Creating Apps for New Markets: Exploring the PocketPC Platform
By John Traenkenschuh
Dec 21, 2007
Learn to write apps for the Pocket PC using some simple .NET techniques.
Creating MVC 4 Apps in Visual Studio
By B.M. Harwani
Dec 2, 2013
Bintu Harwani guides you step by step through the process of creating an MVC 4 application. Learn how Visual Studio's scaffold templates can dramatically simplify the process, supplying the essential blocks of code for building many apps.
Debugging 101 for Visual Studio
By Peter Aitken
Sep 15, 2006
Every programmer wants to create applications that are free of bugs. In this article, Peter Aitken explores the debugging tools available in Visual Studio.
Drag-and-Drop Techniques for Creating Database Applications in Visual Studio 2005
By Joel Mueller
Sep 22, 2006
Don't think of drag-and-drop as something for the ill-prepared, says John Mueller. It's a valuable technique for anyone who can express an idea as a stored procedure.
Extending Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
By Marc J. Wolenik, Rajya Vardhan Bhaiya
Nov 17, 2009
This chapter reviews what it means to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM and examines factors to consider before performing the included customizations.
Fun with Fractals in Visual Studio .NET
By Peter Aitken
Aug 11, 2006
If you're old enough to remember the 1970s, the current popular fascination with fractals probably flashes you back to those halcyon days of big hair and wild imagery. Whatever your age, you'll enjoy Peter Aitken's explanation of how fractals work. You can even plug in his Visual Studio demo program and make some fractals of your own.
Gaining Control Over the Visual Studio 2005 Toolbox
By John Paul Mueller
Sep 15, 2006
Microsoft keeps adding interesting new controls to the Visual Studio toolbox, but John Mueller regrets to report that many developers don't even know that those controls exist.
Getting Started with the Visual Studio 2012 IDE
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jan 28, 2013
Although the Visual Studio IDE is a complex environment, this chapter provides you with an overview of the most common tasks you will perform from within Visual Studio 2012 and the most important tools you will utilize so that you can feel at home within the IDE.
How to Use Partial Classes in Visual Studio 2005
By Paul Kimmel
Jan 13, 2006
Partial classes permit splitting a single class, interface, or struct into multiple, separate files. There are several advantages to splitting these elements into many files, including permitting more than one developer to work on the same class. Paul Kimmel shows where partial classes are used and how you might use partial keywords to fine-tune your productivity. This article is adapted from Paul Kimmel's book C# for the Professional Programmer (Addison Wesley).
Introduction to Domain-Specific Development with Visual Studio DSL Tools
By Alan Cameron Wills, Steve Cook, Gareth Jones, Stuart Kent
Nov 16, 2007
This sample chapter introduces Domain-Specific Development and offers some examples and benefits of the approach.
Introduction to Managed Code in Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office
By Kathleen McGrath, Paul Stubbs
Mar 9, 2007
Kathleen McGrath and Paul Stubbs explain managed code and OOP concepts by exploring the .NET Framework and examining how a VSTO solution uses primary interop assemblies and how solution assemblies are created and run.
Introduction to Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office
By Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
Oct 14, 2005
This chapter introduces the three basic patterns of Office solutions: an automation executable, an add-in, and code behind a document. The chapter also introduces how to build solutions following these three basic patterns using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office.
Introduction to Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office
By Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
Jul 15, 2005
Eric Carter and Eric Lippert introduce the three basic patterns of Office solutions: an automation executable, an add-in, and code behind a document. They also introduce how to build solutions following these three basic patterns using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005.
LightSwitch: Implementing Custom Paging with Search Screens That Use Custom Controls
By Alessandro Del Sole
Feb 13, 2012
Alessandro Del Sole describes how to use custom paging in Visual Studio LightSwitch to supply functionality while simplifying your coding. In this example, he walks you through replacing the built-in Data Grid with custom controls and a page navigation mechanism for faster and more efficient data access.

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