- Full Description
Visual Studio is one of the most sophisticated integrated development environments in the world today. With hundreds of features and several different editions available, it can be hard to learn your way around, and hard to know whether you're using it to its full potential. Visual Studio Condensed gives you a quick and systematic guide to the features that matter most for your productivity, tagged clearly by edition and user level.
The book starts by familiarizing you with the main features and windows of Visual Studio and how to navigate the interface efficiently. You'll then dive into each key developer tool in turn, starting with the code editor window and going through the navigation pane, documentation, and the NuGet package manager. Debugging is a difficult skill to master with a range of approaches and tools at your disposal, so you'll see how to make best use of breakpoints, the debug windows, tracing and managed memory analysis, as well as tips and tricks on advanced debugging techniques that can make a real difference to your productivity.
Visual Studio 2013 comes with sophisticated code improvement tools. You can visualize relationships in your code with the Code Map feature, find duplicated code with Find Clone to maximize your code reuse, and use Visual Studio's inbuilt list of metrics to figure out just how healthy your code is and how difficult or easy it will be to maintai. Testing is also made easy with unit testing and web performance tests as well as a Test Manager to organize your tests into test plans and suites. The final chapters of the book cover team work with Team Foundation Server, integration with other Microsoft platforms, and how to build your own Visual Studio extensions.
Visual Studio Condensed is the ideal manual for busy developers who just want to get on with what matters: writing code. Whether you're new to Visual Studio or brushing up on the latest features, this book will get you up to speed in no time.
What youll learn
- Know your way around the most important features of Visual Studio and how to use them productively
- Master debugging techniques using the full range of available tools, from breakpoints to intellitrace
- Make best use of Team Foundation Integration within Visual Studio
- Expand your code editing skills
- Create your own Visual Studio extensions
- Test your applications, including unit testing and web performance testing
Who this book is for
Visual Studio Condensed is for developers who want a quick and reliable way to master the important parts of Visual Studio without wading through a comprehensive manual. Beginners will find this a perfect overview of what Visual Studio can do and how to get to grips with it quickly, while more experienced developers will find this a handy guide to the latest features and their availability, as well as tips and tricks to make sure they're using this product to its potential.
- Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introducing Visual Studio 2013
Chapter 2. Navigating the IDE
Chapter 3. Developer Tools
Chapter 4. Debugging
Chapter 5. Code Improvement Tools
Chapter 6. Testing Your Applications
Chapter 7. Team Work
Chapter 8. Framework-specific Features
Chapter 9. Extending Visual Studio
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