We take a look at planned support for parallel programming for both managed and native code in the next version of Visual Studio.
Stephen Toub and Hazim Shafi
MSDN Magazine October 2008
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From functional IDE improvements to better support for parallel programming, Visual Studio 2010 comes with a host of new features to help meet the needs of today's demanding, ever-changing development environment. Doug Turnure provides an overview of the more important ones and practical advice on how to use them.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
This month we look at tools for enhancing the LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework designers, Oren Eini's .NET development blog, Visual Studio tab customization, and more.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
This article provides a first look at tools in Visual Studio 2010 designed to support development and deployment of SharePoint 2010 solutions. The article provides an example of designing and deploying a visual Web part.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 introduces product backlog and iteration backlog workbooks and reports that will help agile teams plan and manage releases and iterations.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
To introduce you to VSTO Power Tools Office interop API extensions, we'll walk through the development of an application that automates Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Andrew Whitechapel, Phillip Hoff, and Vladimir Morozov
MSDN Magazine December 2008
If you're looking to increase the usefulness of your applications by making them customizable, you'll want to read about these three technologies available from Microsoft.
MSDN Magazine August 2006
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 supported only Microsoft Word and Excel. The new version, however, has the tools you need to create managed code add-ins for Outlook 2003.
John R. Durant
MSDN Magazine March 2006
Thanks to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System, Windows Forms controls can be bound to databases, Web services, or objects and added to a workbook or document. Find out how.
Eric Carter and Eric Lippert
James Avery does it again with his popular list of developer tools. This time he covers the best Visual Studio add-ins available today that you can download for free.
MSDN Magazine December 2005
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System is a new technology that brings the advanced features of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to applications built for Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. Deploying solutions built with this technology requires that you understand how runtime security is enforced in managed applications and how to configure users' systems to run your solutions without introducing security holes.To promote that understanding, this article will demonstrate how to establish trust, explain policy considerations and permissions, and explain what trusted code is all about. Secure assembly deployment is also covered in detail.
Brian A. Randell and Ken Getz
MSDN Magazine March 2004
Windows CE .NET, the newest member of the .NET family, includes a number of improvements over previous versions of Windows CE. For example, there are quite a few new APIs and enhancements to security and connectivity, the user interface, the kernel, and the emulator. In addition, DirectX support has been added and C++ in Windows CE .NET now supports C++ exceptions, STL, and runtime type information. In this article the author takes a tour of Windows CE .NET, starting with the New Platform Wizard that allows you to code for your choice of devices. A sample application is included that locates features on portable devices so the reader knows what's available before writing code.
MSDN Magazine July 2002
If you're a longtime C++ programmer, the thought of migrating to Visual Studio .NET might make you wary at first. However, a new feature of Visual C++, the managed extensions for C++, allows you to build apps with the .NET Framework. When you use managed C++, your code is handled by the common language runtime (CLR). This provides advanced features like garbage collection, interoperability, and more. This article explains why you'd want to use the managed extensions, how to use them, how to mix managed and unmanaged code, and how your managed code can interoperate with programs written in other languages.
MSDN Magazine July 2001
I have several css style sheets I want to work with. I have copied them into the appropriate directory structure in my project. The styles are applied correctly.
But the manage CSS styles tool bar on the left margin doesn't seem to work correctly. At one point I had generated a style sheet and worked with it there, but now it not only can't find the one it generated, but the attach style sheet link doesn't respond at all, nor does anything in this bar. Same deadness with the CSS Properties bar. With or without a style sheet loaded in the editor -- a style sheet that is active in the project such that when I run it, the styles are applied.
VB version of studio, running on Vista home basic.
PS, the design mode works a lot better than the professional version I use in my day job on XP and server 2003.