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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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2. Dive Into® Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

Seeing is believing.

—Proverb

Form ever follows function.

—Louis Henri Sullivan

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll:

• Learn the basics of the Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing, running and debugging your apps.

• Use Visual Studio’s help features.

• Learn key commands contained in the IDE’s menus and toolbars.

• Understand the purpose of the various kinds of windows in the Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop IDE.

• Understand what visual app development is and how it simplifies and speeds app development.

• Use visual app development to create, compile and execute a simple Visual C# app that displays text and ...

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