Taking a unique IDE-centric approach, well-respected authors
examine the IDE capabilities readers will need to perform specific
tasks, demonstrated in the context of building XML Web services The
only book on the topic that introduces each characteristic of the
IDE followed by an example of the context in which that feature is
used Covers creating custom templates and wizards, reusing code and
lightweight code generators, dynamically generating forms through
reflections, managing data in the IDE, using the SQL designer to
write stored procedures, debugging ASP.NET Web forms, and much more
Visual Studio 2005 is an enormous product. Incorporating the latest
advances in both Visual Basic(r) and C# as well as improvements and
new features in the user interface, it can be daunting without the
kind of guidance this book provides.
In these pages you'll learn to harness every feature of this
remarkable development tool. The opening section will familiarize
you with the IDE structure and layout, various options and
settings, and other core aspects of Visual Studio 2005. Then you
will examine each of the nine major categories composing the
functions of Visual Studio 2005. Every chapter is cross-referenced,
so you can achieve a complete understanding of each feature and how
all the elements work together to produce an effective programming
What you will learn from this book
- How to edit Application Configuration and XML resource
- Automated XML documentation and how to use Outline modes to
review your code
- The process for implementing good security
- How to use IntelliSense, regionalize your code, and tag sections
of your program for later processing
- Effective ways to test and debug both code and databases
- Timesavers that use regular expressions, Registry hacks,
third-party add-ons, and Microsoft(r) extensions
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who are new to Visual Studio as well as
programmers with some experience who want to learn about features
they may have overlooked. Familiarity with the traditional
programming model and both C# and Visual Basic languages is
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working
programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,
developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they
address the issues technology professionals face every day. They
provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new
technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Andrew Parsons is an accomplished programmer, journalist, and author. He created, launched, and served as chief editor for Australian Developer magazine, which was so successful that it expanded globally and is now known as International Developer. Subsequent to that success, Parsons launched the local Australian and New Zealand edition of MSDN magazine. In addition, he has written a variety of technical books, including topics as diverse as HTML and CSS, Photoshop, and Visual Basic Express. When not writing, Parsons consults on .NET programming implementations for a number of clients, and currently serves as a senior consultant at Readify Pty, Ltd (www.readify.net), as well as running his own business, Parsons Designs (www.parsonsdesigns.com), and GAMEparents (www.gameparents.com), a website dedicated to helping parents understand and enjoy computer and video games.
Nick Randolph is an experienced .NET developer and solution architect. During his time with Software Engineering Australia, a not-for-profit industry body, Nick founded the Perth .NET Community of Practice and has been integrally involved in the local .NET community since. When Nick joined AutumnCare (www.autumncare.com.au) as Development Manager, he was responsible for their product architecture, which incorporated best practices around building smart client applications using the .NET Framework. Nick is currently a solutions architect with SoftTeq (http://softteq.com), which provides consulting, training, and mentoring services. Outside of his consulting role, Nick takes a proactive approach toward technology, ever seeking to learn, use, and present on beta products. As a Microsoft MVP, Nick has been invited to present at IT conferences such as TechEd, MEDC, and Code Camp, and has been a worldwide finalist judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup for the last two years.
Part I: The Integrated Development Environment.
- Chapter 1: A Quick Tour of the IDE.
- Chapter 2: Options.
- Chapter 3: The Toolbox.
- Chapter 4: The Solution Explorer.
- Chapter 5: Customizing the IDE.
- Chapter 6: Form Design.
Part II: Project and Solution Design.
- Chapter 7: Projects and Solutions.
- Chapter 8: Source Control.
- Chapter 9: Application Configuration Files.
- Chapter 10: XML Resource Files.
Part III: Documentation and Research.
- Chapter 11: Help and Research.
- Chapter 12: XML Comments.
- Chapter 13: Control and Document Outline.
Part IV: Security and Modeling.
- Chapter 14: Code Generation.
- Chapter 15: Security Concepts.
- Chapter 16: Cryptography.
- Chapter 17: Obfuscation.
Part V: Coding.
- Chapter 18: IntelliSense.
- Chapter 19: Code Snippets.
- Chapter 20: Regions and Bookmarks.
- Chapter 21: Refactoring.
- Chapter 22: Generics, Nullable Types, and Partial Types.
- Chapter 23: Language-Specific Features.
- Chapter 24: The My Namespace.
Part VI: Automation.
- Chapter 25: Code Generation Templates.
- Chapter 26: Macros.
- Chapter 27: Connection Strings.
- Chapter 28: Assembly Signing.
- Chapter 29: Preemptive Error Correction.
- Chapter 30: Strongly Typed DataSets.
- Chapter 31: Data Binding and Object Data Sources.