Category Archive for: Visual Studio 2008

WPF, WCF, WF, and More

By default, Visual Studio 2005 did not allow you to build applications targeted at the .NET Framework 3.0, which was out during the VS 2005 lifetime. The default install of Visual Studio 2005 was targeted only at the .NET Framework 2.0. To start working with the new technologies targeted at the .NET Framework 3.0, you had to do a…

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Multi-Targeting

Visual Studio 2008 is the first version of the IDE that allows you to target the version of the .NET Framework that you want to work with. When you open the New Project dialog and get ready to create a new project, you will notice that there is a drop-down list in the upper right-hand corner…

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Refactoring

Many developers develop their applications first for functionality and then, once the functionality is in place, they network their applications to make them more manageable and more readable. This is called refactoring. Refactoring is the process of reworking code for readability, performance, providing type safety, and lining applications up to better adhere to standard 00 (object-oriented) programming practices. For…

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Working with Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 is a fully integrated development environment. It is designed to make the process of writing your code, debugging it, and compiling it to an assembly to be shipped as easy as possible. What this means is that Visual Studio gives you a very sophisticated multiple-document-interface application in which you can do just about everything…

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Visual Studio 2008

At this point, you should be familiar with the C# language and almost ready to move on to the applied sections of the book, which cover how to use C# to program a variety of applications. Before doing that, however, you need to examine how you can use Visual Studio and some of the features provided by the…

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