Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Programming

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December 1, 2008


Electronic book text, 442 pages

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007160409X / 9780071604093

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Take your Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 programming skills to the top tier

"A must-read for experienced developers who want to dive deeply into Visual Studio 2008. The authors provide practical guidance combined with real-world applicability. The best of Visual Studio 2008 uncovered-buy this book!" --Michelle Clarke, Program Manager, Microsoft Ireland

Maximize every powerful programming feature available in Visual Studio 2008 with expert instruction from two Microsoft MVPs. Through clear explanations and real-world code samples, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Programming reveals how to develop innovative, high-performance applications with C# and VB.NET. Learn how to deploy ADO.NET and WCF services, incorporate XML and Ajax scripts, build hack-resistant code, and much more. The latest security tools, visualizers, and debuggers are also covered in detail.

  • Work with WinForms, JavaScript, and Windows Services
  • Use extension methods, partial classes, and XML literals
  • Handle database transactions with XSLT, ADO.NET, and LINQ
  • Build mobile-ready and offline applications using Sync Services
  • Manage Active Directory and Internet Information Services from code
  • Defend against SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks
  • Learn from secure code guru Michael Howard how to take advantage of the security defenses in Visual C++
  • Construct setup packages using ClickOnce and Windows Installer
  • Cut development time using Visual Studio Team System and WPF

Table of contents

Chapter 1. New Language Features
Chapter 2. New Development Tools
Chapter 3. Windows Presentation Framework
Chapter 4. XML and XSLT
Chapter 5. LINQ and XML
Chapter 6. ADO.NET Development
Chapter 7. Disconnected ADO.NET
Chapter 8. LINQ and ADO.NET
Chapter 9. LINQ to Objects
Chapter 10. Multithreaded Applications
Chapter 11. Active Directory and Directory Services
Chapter 12. Windows Services
Chapter 13. Visual Studio 2008 Debugging
Chapter 14. Debug Visualizers
Chapter 15. Deploying Windows Applications
Chapter 16. ASP.NET Deployment
Chapter 17. Security Vulnerabilities
Chapter 18. C++ Improvements
Chapter 19. Visual Studio Team System 2008

Author comments

Jamie Plenderleith runs Software du Jour, a successful development company in Ireland, using the latest technologies from Microsoft. He received the Microsoft MVP Award for Visual Basic in 2005, and is a member of Mensa.

Steve Bunn has more than eight years of experience with VB.NET and C#.NET, and more than 20 years of experience developing bespoke applications. In 2005 and 2006, he received the Microsoft MVP award for Visual Basic.

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