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

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2.1. Introduction

Visual Studio 2012 is Microsoft’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating, running and debugging apps (also called applications) written in various .NET programming languages. This chapter provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2012 IDE and shows how to create a simple Visual C# app by dragging and dropping predefined building blocks into place—a technique known as visual app development.

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