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Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Unleashed, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33625-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33625-6

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 significantly improves developer productivity across virtually all application lifecycle management tasks, while providing first-class support for Windows 8, Windows Phone, WindowsRT, and Windows Azure cloud development. This end-to-end deep dive will help working developers squeeze maximum productivity out of Microsoft’s powerful new toolbox.

The authors combine authoritative and detailed information about Microsoft’s latest IDE, with extensive insights and best practices drawn from decades of development experience. Developers will quickly get comfortable with Visual Studio 2012’s revamped interface and discover multiple opportunities to leverage the updated .NET 4.5 platform it supports.

By focusing entirely on Visual Studio 2012 Professional, the authors have gone deeper into Microsoft’s core product than ever before. You’ll find expert coverage of everything from debugging through refactoring, automation through enterprise-class development. Throughout, this book’s focus is relentlessly practical: how to apply Microsoft’s tools to build better software, faster.

Detailed information on how to...

·         Use Visual Studio 2012’s new interface to significantly improve your productivity

·         Make the most of VS 2012’s new WPF-based code editor

·         Work with solutions, projects, browsers, explorers, and designers

·         Create modern “Windows Store” applications for Windows 8 and Windows RT apps with VS 2012 and Windows Runtime Library

·         Develop websites with ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and the Razor View Engine

·         Create richer, smarter user interfaces for software of all types

·         Build robust service oriented architecture (SOA)-based systems

·         Construct data-centric applications with LINQ and Entity Framework

·         Develop SharePoint and other Microsoft Office business applications

·         Write Windows Azure applications that live in the cloud

·         Instrument, analyze, and test your software

·         Refactor code for greater robustness, maintainability, and performance

·         Leverage brand-new improvements to Windows Workflow and Windows Communication Foundation

            Use VS 2012’s one-click web deployment capabilities

            Extend VS 2012 with Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) and Automation Object Model

Sample Content

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The .NET Languages

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Part I An Introduction to Visual Studio 2012

1 A Quick Tour of Visual Studio 2012     5

2 The Visual Studio IDE     49

3 The .NET Languages     83

Part II An In-Depth Look at the IDE

4 Solutions and Projects     151

5 Browsers and Explorers     181

6 Introducing the Editors and Designers     209

7 The .NET Community: Interacting Online     269

Part III Writing and Working with Code

8 Working with Visual Studio’s Productivity Aids     315

9 Testing Code     349

10 Refactoring Code     379

11 Debugging Code     407

12 Deploying Code     467

Part IV Extending Visual Studio

13 Introducing the Object Automation Model     489

14 Writing Add-Ins and Wizards     545

15 Extending the Code Editor Using Managed Extensibility Framework     599

Part V Creating Enterprise Applications

16 Creating ASP.NET Form-Based Applications     623

17 Building Web Sites with Razor and ASP.NET MVC     725

18 Building Windows Forms Applications     757

19 Creating Richer, Smarter User Interfaces     793

20 Working with Databases     839

21 Service-Oriented Applications     911

22 Embedding Workflow in Your Applications     945

23 Developing Office Business Applications     1013

24 Developing Applications in the Cloud with Windows Azure     1039

25 Writing Windows Store Applications Using the Windows Runtime Library     1071

Index     1115


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