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

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2.2. Overview of the Visual Studio Express 2012 IDE

There are several versions of Visual Studio available. Most of this book’s examples are based on the Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. See the Before You Begin section that follows the Preface for information on installing the software. Our screen captures and discussions focus on Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. The examples will work on full versions of Visual Studio as well—though some options, menus and instructions might differ. From this point forward, we’ll refer to the Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop IDE simply as “Visual Studio” or “the IDE.” We assume that you have some familiarity with Windows.

Introduction to Microsoft Visual Studio Express ...

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