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(22)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 2, 2019
Duration
2h 10m
Description

Developers targeting a variety of platforms use Visual Studio 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, Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started, covers basic concepts like projects and solutions, and shows you how to write, edit, debug, and improve your code. It goes further into tips and shortcuts that will save you time every day. First, you will learn how to navigate, search, and discover your way through code you didn't write. Next, you will explore how to type less and do less work to get your code written the way you want. Finally, you will touch on how to debug, as well as customize and extend Visual Studio to make it work best for you. When you are finished with this course, you will know the basics of how to use Visual Studio and can focus on a specific language or framework as your next step, or take a course on more specific tasks such as debugging or source control.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Kate Gregory. Welcome to my course, Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. I'm a consultant and mentor at Gregory Consulting, and I've been using Visual Studio since it was first released. 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, you'll probably need to use Visual Studio. But it's so big, how can you be great at it? This course will get you started and cover what you need right away. Some of the major topics that we will cover include 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, and customizing and extending Visual Studio to make it work best for you. By the end of this course, you'll know your way around Visual Studio and how to discover more details as you need them. 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 and tried to debug, test, and deploy it. From here, you can learn even more about Visual Studio with courses on Visual Studio 2019 Debugging, Working with Git in Visual Studio 2019, and Collaborative Development with Visual Studio Live Share. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to get the most out of Visual Studio with the Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started course at Pluralsight.

Getting Visual Studio
Welcome to Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. My name is Kate Gregory, and in this course I'm introducing you to Visual Studio so you know enough to use it day to day. In this module, I'll show you how to get your own copy of Visual Studio so you can start to use it for whatever development you have in mind. This is pretty much entirely a demo module. So let's get started.

Managing Projects and Solutions
Hi. Welcome back to Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. My name is Kate Gregory, and in this course I'll introduce you to Visual Studio so you know enough to use it day to day. This module explains the two major working units of Visual Studio, the project and the solution. You'll see how to work with Solution Explorer and how to create and run whatever kind of application you're making with Visual Studio. I'll show you the basics of debugging, testing, and publishing your application too.

Working With Source Code in Visual Studio
Hi. Welcome back to Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. My name is Kate Gregory, and in this course I'm introducing you to Visual Studio so you know enough to use it day to day. In this module, it's time to get into the main work we do in Visual Studio, reading code, understanding the path execution takes through all these classes and different files, and making changes as you add features or fix bugs. You may think a large part of this job is typing, but in fact you can make a lot of changes to your code without having to type it all out thanks to capabilities in Visual Studio to automate a lot of it. Some of these features aren't obvious when you first start using Visual Studio, so I'm going to show them to you and show you how they can save you a lot of time.

Managing NuGet Packages with Visual Studio
Hi. Welcome back to Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. My name is Kate Gregory, and in this course I'm introducing you to Visual Studio so you know enough to use it day to day. In this module, I'll show you NuGet, the package manager for .NET. You'll understand the role of a package manager, the problems it solves for you, how to find the library and use it all from within Visual Studio, and how to manage your solutions' dependencies.

Customizing Visual Studio
Welcome back to Visual Studio 2019 Getting Started. My name is Kate Gregory, and in this course I'm introducing you to Visual Studio so you know enough to use it day to day. In this module, it's time to see how to make Visual Studio your own. From changing the appearance, to keyboard shortcuts, to extensions that change the way Visual Studio works, there's almost no limit to the control available to you.