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XNA® 3.1 Game Development for Teens: Game Development on the PC, Xbox 360®, and Zune® Player by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 2. Getting Started

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the Visual Studio 2008 IDE. You will use the IDE to create your XNA games and applications and to develop the C# program code that makes them work. You will also be introduced to IDE menus and toolbars and learn about all its major windows and their features and capabilities. You will learn how to move things around in the IDE and to customize its appearance to suit your own preference. You will also learn how to work with Intellisense Everywhere and various other code editor features.

An overview of the major topics covered in this chapter includes:

  • Learning about the major components that comprise the Visual Studio IDE

  • Learning how to work with and control IDE menus and toolbars ...

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