Chapter 5. Getting Productive with Visual Studio 2010

In This Chapter

  • Analyzing your code with FxCop

  • Digging into the new IntelliSense features

  • Creating XML documentation from code comments

  • Refactoring C# code

The promise of the latest suite of Visual Studio products is personal productivity coupled with extended functionality. Features (such as Language Integrated Query [LINQ]) make writing code substantially faster, and other features (such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML [AJAX]) make your code substantially more efficient and flexible. However, the most important productivity aids are the ones you use every day and in every project, such as IntelliSense. The features I cover in this chapter show you how to take your productivity with Visual Studio 2010 to the next level.

This chapter shows you how to use Visual Studio 2010 Professional to analyze your code with FxCop. You can also read about the code snippets and refactoring features. If you're new to object-oriented programming (OOP), Visual Studio 2010 has several IntelliSense features that make light work of turning your code into objects.

Sending Your Code to Boot Camp

Have you ever wondered how some developers know what to name their variables and custom data types? Does some secret society exist in which all the in-the-know developers get memos on when to use a field instead of a property? Actually, there is — sort of.

Attending the naming convention

The .NET Framework software development kit (SDK) contains the Design Guidelines ...

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