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Visual Studio 2017 Essentials and Beyond

by Kate Gregory

This course will provide you with a fundamental introduction to Visual Studio 2017, where you'll explore productivity boosters to make writing and reading code easier and more fun.

What you'll learn

Visual Studio 2017 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 context sensitive help. In this course, Visual Studio 2017 Essentials and Beyond, you'll be introduced to Visual Studio 2017 and its features to be utilized in practice. First, you'll begin by learning basic concepts like projects and solutions, how to make Visual Studio look and work the way you want it to, and demonstrate how to use the most popular tool windows and dialogs. Next, you'll explore tips and shortcuts that will save you time every day. Using Visual Studio efficiently is more than just writing code or reading code written by others. To be truly productive, you need to debug efficiently, and understand the designers that help you build your user interface. Finally, you'll delve into how to add helpful extensions that make Visual Studio even better. When you're finished with this course, you'll know how to use the tool itself and can focus on a specific language or framework as your next step.

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About the author

Kate Gregory is in her fifth 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. Mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking are her preferred ways of sharing wisdom with large groups of people. Kate is the author of over a dozen books and speaks at conferences around the world, with keynotes on 5 continents. Kate is a C++ MVP, develops courses (primaril... more

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