CHAPTER 4

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Visual Studio 2012 Overview

4-1. Understanding Visual Studio 2012

Problem

You just installed Visual Studio and you are completely overwhelmed by its many toolbars and menus. You would like a simple explanation of what it all does and what features are most relevant for ASP.NET MVC developers.

Solution

Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that provides tools for creating solutions for Windows Server, Web Application, Windows Client, Windows Store, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. For ASP.NET MVC Framework developers, Visual Studio provides the following features:

  • Intelligent code editors that understand language ...

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