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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 1. A Quick Tour of Visual Studio 2008

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Windows Vista marked the release of the .NET Framework 3.0. This release included many great new features for the Windows developer. Among them was the initial release of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF). However, Visual Studio remained unchanged. You could use these new features but they were not “built in” to the IDE. Instead, you had to use extensions to build applications on these .NET Framework elements and Visual Studio 2005.

Visual Studio 2008 represents ...

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