Before You Begin

This section contains information you should review before using this book and instructions to ensure that your computer is set up properly for use with this book.

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 IDE features in a sans-serif bold Helvetica font (for example, Properties window) and to emphasize program text in a sans-serif Lucida font (for example, bool x = true).


This textbook uses the following software:

• Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

• Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web (Chapters 13 and 24–26)

• Microsoft ...

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