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

ISBN: 978-0-470-19108-8
Paperback
840 pages
April 2008
US $39.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

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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