Before You Begin

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Font and Naming Conventions

We use fonts to distinguish between features, such as menu names, menu items, and other elements that appear in the program-development environment. Our convention is

• to emphasize Visual Studio features in a sans-serif bold font (e.g., Properties window) and

• to emphasize program text in a fixed-width sansserif font (e.g., bool x = true).

Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition

This book uses Windows 10 and the free Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Community edition—Visual Studio also can run on various older Windows versions. Ensure that your system meets Visual Studio 2015 Community edition’s minimum hardware ...

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