Visual Studio 2015: Essentials to the Power-User

This course introduces Visual Studio 2015 to people who may have never used it before. It includes productivity boosters for everyone to make writing and reading code easier and more fun.
Course info
Rating
(246)
Level
Beginner
Updated
November 7, 2015
Duration
6h 34m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(246)
Level
Beginner
Updated
November 7, 2015
Duration
6h 34m
Description

Visual Studio 2015 is an integrated development environment you can use to create applications and libraries with many different frameworks and languages. It has a rich feature set, including an intelligent editor, built in compiler (and related tools), and context sensitive help. This course starts with basic concepts like projects and solutions, shows you how to make Visual Studio look and work the way you want it to, and demonstrates how to use the most popular tool windows and dialogs. It goes further into tips and shortcuts that will save you time every day. Using Visual Studio is about more than writing code or reading code written by others. To be truly productive, you need to debug well and understand the designers that help you build your user interface. This course also shows you how to add helpful extensions that make Visual Studio even better. When you've completed it, you'll know how to use the tool itself and can focus on a specific language or framework as your next step.

About the author
About the author

Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ for both web and client development, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week.

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