Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook

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  • Get practical straight away by searching within your code, using IntelliSense and other general Visual Studio 2012 improvements
  • Learn how Visual Studio 2012 supports the changes in ASP.NET web development
  • Take advantage of the CSS Editor improvements in the new release
  • Discover the debugging enhancements in Visual Studio 2012 like debugging on remote machines and tablets and the Concurrency Visualizer
  • Dive into Windows 8 Store Apps with application construction, packaging and verification
  • Get to grips with the practicality of the new changes with .NET 4.5, such as improving communications with WCF and Visual Studio 2012
  • Detect duplicate code and develop Portable Class Libraries
  • Get up and running with the C++ comeback in Visual Studio 2012
  • Tackle how to work with DirectX in Visual Studio 2012

There’s a new technology wave coming, and for Microsoft this is reflected in Windows 8, HTML5 web development, .NET 4.5 and C++11. Riding that wave is a new version of their flagship development tool, Visual Studio 2012, and "Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook" has you putting the new features into practice from the get-go!

Among the exciting new features of Visual Studio 2012 is support for Windows 8, HTML5 and asynchronous development, as well as Team Foundation Server 2012 integration. “Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook” doesn’t waste time explaining what you already know from prior Visual Studio versions; instead you’ll see targeted and focused recipes on only new features so that you can get up to speed and back to work faster.

“Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook” empowers you to take advantage of all the new features in Visual Studio 2012 so that you can develop applications for the next technology wave.

The task-based recipes in this guide will have you up and running with improvements like support for Windows 8 development, HTML5 and JavaScript, .NET 4.5, asynchronous code and C++11.

And since most people don’t develop alone, you’ll also see how the new team development features of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 can help your whole team work smarter, not harder.

Time is short and you’re in a hurry, so “Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook” will help you discover what’s new by way of a simple recipe format that is quick and easy to digest.

  • Take advantage of all of the new features of Visual Studio 2012, no matter what your programming language specialty is!
  • Get to grips with Windows 8 Store App development, .NET 4.5, asynchronous coding and new team development changes in this book and e-book
  • A concise and practical First Look Cookbook to immediately get you coding with Visual Studio 2012
Page Count 272
Course Length 8 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781849686525
Date Of Publication 4 Sep 2012


Richard Banks

Richard Banks has developed software for the last 20 years for a wide range of industries and development platforms. Over the years he has played many roles including that of a developer, team lead, project manager, and CIO/CTO. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, runs the Sydney ALT.NET user group and the Talking Shop Down Under podcast. He owns and contributes to a few open source projects, and has spoken at Microsoft TechEd and a number of other events and user groups around Australia. For some strange reason, he gets a real kick out of helping development teams to improve and produce great software. If you want to get in touch, he tweets at @rbanks54 and blogs at He currently works as a Principal Consultant for Readify and is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP.