As I write this, Visual Studio .NET 2003 has been in the hands of developers for slightly over a year, and it has become one of the most popular development tools of all time for the Microsoft platform. Visual Studio .NET 2003 is an incremental release of the Visual Studio IDE, and it includes a similarly incremental release of the .NET Framework, version 1.1. The significance of the changes in this release cannot be overlooked, although the basic philosophy has not changed from the original version. The differences in this release are a particular topic in this book, though we will also be reviewing some features that have changed little. This book offers you the practical experience and wisdom drawn from a wide team of programmers who use Visual Studio .NET in their work every day. After a year of using Visual Studio .NET in a production environment, everyone has, of course, grown wiser in the use of this great product. This book brings you what we have learned across the depth and breadth ofVisual Studio .NET. Without further ado, then, let us dig into the depths of the Visual Studio .NET IDE, a look at the versions provided by Microsoft, and an overview of the rest of this book.
Introduction to VS.NET.- Building Windows Applications.- Building Web Applications.- Building Database and XML Apps.- Building Smart Device and Mobile Apps.- Source Safe.- Testing and Performance.- Project Deployment.- Crystal.- Customizing VS.NET.- Add-Ins.- Macros.- Wizards.- Enterprise Options.- Looking Forward to 2.0.- Webliography.- Project Files.- VS.NET Directory Structure.- The .NET SDK Toolkit.- VS.NET and Certification.