Mastering Visual Studio 2017

A guide to mastering Visual Studio 2017
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Mastering Visual Studio 2017

Kunal Chowdhury

A guide to mastering Visual Studio 2017
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Book Details

ISBN 139781787281905
Paperback466 pages

Book Description

Visual Studio 2017 is the all-new IDE released by Microsoft for developers, targeting Microsoft and other platforms to build stunning Windows and web apps. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project. With this book, you will learn not only what VS2017 offers, but also what it takes to put it to work for your projects.

Visual Studio 2017 is packed with improvements that increase productivity, and this book will get you started with the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2017 IDE and C# 7.0. Next, you will learn to use XAML tools to build classic WPF apps, and UWP tools to build apps targeting Windows 10. Later, you will learn about .NET Core and then explore NuGet, the package manager for the Microsoft development platform. Then, you will familiarize yourself with the debugging and live unit testing techniques that comes with the IDE. Finally, you'll adapt Microsoft's implementation of cloud computing with Azure, and the Visual Studio integration with Source Control repositories.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is New in Visual Studio 2017 IDE?
The new installation experience
The new features and enhancements to the Visual Studio IDE
Summary
Chapter 2: What is New in C# 7.0?
Local functions or nested functions
Literal improvements in C# 7.0
The new digit separators
Getting to know about pattern matching
The ref returns and locals
New changes to tuples
Changes to the throw expression
Changes to the expression-bodied members
New changes with the out variables
Getting to know about deconstruction syntax
Uses of the generalized async return types
Summary
Chapter 3: Building Applications for Windows Using XAML Tools
The WPF architecture
The XAML overview
Building your first WPF application
Layouts in WPF
WPF property system
Data binding in WPF
Using Converters while data binding
Using triggers in WPF
Summary
Chapter 4: Building Applications for Windows 10 Using UWP Tools
Getting started with Universal Windows Platform
Building your first UWP application
Designing UWP applications
Application designing with the XAML style
Building your own XAML control
Generating visual assets using the new Manifest Designer
Preparing UWP apps to publish to Windows Store
Summary
Chapter 5: Building Applications with .NET Core
Overview of .NET Core
Installation of .NET Core with Visual Studio 2017
A quick lap around the .NET Core commands
Creating .NET Core applications using Visual Studio
Publishing a .NET Core application using Visual Studio 2017
Creating, building, and publishing a .NET Core web app to Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing NuGet Packages
Overview to NuGet package manager
Creating a NuGet package library for .NET Framework
Creating a NuGet package library for .NET Standard
Testing the NuGet package locally
Publishing NuGet package to NuGet store
Managing your NuGet packages
Summary
Chapter 7: Debugging Applications with Visual Studio 2017
Overview of Visual Studio debugger tools
Debugging C# source code using breakpoints
Using the Data Tips while debugging
Using the Immediate Window while debugging your code
Using the Visual Studio Diagnostics Tools
Using the new Run to Click feature in Visual Studio 2017
Debugging an already running process
Debugging XAML application UI
Summary
Chapter 8: Live Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2017
Overview of Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017
Configuring Visual Studio 2017 for Live Unit Testing
Unit testing with Visual Studio 2017
Navigating to failed tests
Summary
Chapter 9: Accelerate Cloud Development with Microsoft Azure
Understanding the cloud computing basics
Creating your free Azure account
Configuring Visual Studio 2017 for Azure development
Creating an Azure website from portal
Managing Azure websites (Web Apps) from the portal
Creating an Azure website from Visual Studio
Updating an existing Azure website from Visual Studio
Building a Mobile App Service
Integrating Mobile App Service in a Windows application
Scaling App Service plan
Summary
Chapter 10: Working with Source Controls
Working with Git repositories
Working with Team Projects
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Learn what's new in the Visual Studio 2017 IDE, C# 7.0, and how it will help developers to improve their productivity
  • Learn the workloads and components of the new installation wizard and how to use the online and offline installer
  • Build stunning Windows apps using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) tools
  • Get familiar with .NET Core and learn how to build apps targeting this new framework
  • Explore everything about NuGet packages
  • Debug and test your applications using Visual Studio 2017
  • Accelerate cloud development with Microsoft Azure
  • Integrate Visual Studio with most popular source control repositories, such as TFS and GitHub

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is New in Visual Studio 2017 IDE?
The new installation experience
The new features and enhancements to the Visual Studio IDE
Summary
Chapter 2: What is New in C# 7.0?
Local functions or nested functions
Literal improvements in C# 7.0
The new digit separators
Getting to know about pattern matching
The ref returns and locals
New changes to tuples
Changes to the throw expression
Changes to the expression-bodied members
New changes with the out variables
Getting to know about deconstruction syntax
Uses of the generalized async return types
Summary
Chapter 3: Building Applications for Windows Using XAML Tools
The WPF architecture
The XAML overview
Building your first WPF application
Layouts in WPF
WPF property system
Data binding in WPF
Using Converters while data binding
Using triggers in WPF
Summary
Chapter 4: Building Applications for Windows 10 Using UWP Tools
Getting started with Universal Windows Platform
Building your first UWP application
Designing UWP applications
Application designing with the XAML style
Building your own XAML control
Generating visual assets using the new Manifest Designer
Preparing UWP apps to publish to Windows Store
Summary
Chapter 5: Building Applications with .NET Core
Overview of .NET Core
Installation of .NET Core with Visual Studio 2017
A quick lap around the .NET Core commands
Creating .NET Core applications using Visual Studio
Publishing a .NET Core application using Visual Studio 2017
Creating, building, and publishing a .NET Core web app to Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing NuGet Packages
Overview to NuGet package manager
Creating a NuGet package library for .NET Framework
Creating a NuGet package library for .NET Standard
Testing the NuGet package locally
Publishing NuGet package to NuGet store
Managing your NuGet packages
Summary
Chapter 7: Debugging Applications with Visual Studio 2017
Overview of Visual Studio debugger tools
Debugging C# source code using breakpoints
Using the Data Tips while debugging
Using the Immediate Window while debugging your code
Using the Visual Studio Diagnostics Tools
Using the new Run to Click feature in Visual Studio 2017
Debugging an already running process
Debugging XAML application UI
Summary
Chapter 8: Live Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2017
Overview of Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017
Configuring Visual Studio 2017 for Live Unit Testing
Unit testing with Visual Studio 2017
Navigating to failed tests
Summary
Chapter 9: Accelerate Cloud Development with Microsoft Azure
Understanding the cloud computing basics
Creating your free Azure account
Configuring Visual Studio 2017 for Azure development
Creating an Azure website from portal
Managing Azure websites (Web Apps) from the portal
Creating an Azure website from Visual Studio
Updating an existing Azure website from Visual Studio
Building a Mobile App Service
Integrating Mobile App Service in a Windows application
Scaling App Service plan
Summary
Chapter 10: Working with Source Controls
Working with Git repositories
Working with Team Projects
Summary

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ISBN 139781787281905
Paperback466 pages
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