Visual Studio 2017 Essentials and Beyond

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.
Course info
Rating
(39)
Level
Beginner
Updated
July 7, 2017
Duration
6h 59m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting Started
Projects and Solutions
Namespaces, Folders, and Files
Understanding and Personalizing Visual Studio UI Components
Exploring Relationships in Your Code
Using Search and Find Effectively
Letting Visual Studio Help You
Basic Debugging Features
Additional Debugging Features
Working With Designers
Useful Extensions
IntelliTrace and Code Map
Description
Course info
Rating
(39)
Level
Beginner
Updated
July 7, 2017
Duration
6h 59m
Description

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.

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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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Kate Gregory and welcome to my course Visual Studio 2017 Essentials and Beyond

I am a consultant and mentor at Gregory Consulting. I’ve been using Visual Studio since it was first released, and I still do essentially all of my development work, in a variety of languages, in Visual Studio.

If you use Microsoft technologies (and even if you don’t) then you probably need to use Visual Studio. But it’s so big! How can you be great at it? This course will show you how.

This course is what you need to get started as a Visual Studio user, or to make sure you are using it to the fullest.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • The common patterns and commands that work throughout Visual Studio
  • How to explore, navigate, search, and discover your way through code you didn’t write
  • How to type less and do less work to get your code written the way you want
  • How to debug effectively
  • Customizing and extending Visual Studio to make it work best for you

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to get the most out of Visual Studio and work in the way that is most productive for you.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the steps involved in developing software: it doesn’t matter what language, platform or tools you’ve used as long as you’ve edited code, tried to debug it, and maybe tried to build a user interface.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn how to get the most out of Visual Studio with the Visual Studio 2017 Essentials and Beyond course, at Pluralsight.