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Visual Studio 2019 Essential Training

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Learn the essentials of Visual Studio, the integrated development environment from Microsoft. Unlock the power of Visual Studio tools for writing, refactoring, and debugging code.


  • Explore the wide world of Visual Studio 2019
  • Using the exercise files
  • What you need to know before starting this course
  • How to install Visual Studio
  • Download the Visual Studio installer
  • Choose the workloads and components
  • Verify the install
  • Initial configuration of Visual Studio
1. Getting Started
  • Visual Studio overview for beginners
  • Beginners guide to the IDE features
  • Explore the Visual Studio 2019 versions
2. Getting Comfortable with the Visual Studio IDE
  • Working with files
  • Introducing projects and solutions
  • Creating projects
  • Identifying the IDE tool and document window types
  • Viewing projects and solutions in Solution Explorer
  • Use folder view in Solution Explorer
  • Use filter and scope in Solution Explorer
3. Working with Tabbed Editors
  • Working with tabbed editors
  • Preview tab contents
  • Pinning tabbed editors
  • Arranging and grouping tabbed editors
4. Windows Management
  • Use Window Layout to save or reset tool window positions
  • See more code in full-screen mode
  • Navigate the IDE with the Navigation Helper
  • Docking tool windows with the visualizer
  • Use SplitView within an editor
  • Quickly launch commands with the search tool
5. Work with Source Control
  • Working with source control in Visual Studio
  • Git and GitHub overview
  • Adding a project to Git
  • Clone the exercise files from GitHub
  • Open solution from Team Explorer
  • Use checkout to open exercise files from Git branches
6. Configure the Editor Settings
  • Save or restore custom settings
  • Explore the basic display settings for editors
  • Configure the text editor settings
  • Add line numbers for better document readability
  • See more code at a glance with word wrapping
  • Choose a programming font
  • Change the IDE color theme
  • Customize font colors
7. Code and Markup Editors
  • Explore the code editor windows
  • How the proper editor window is loaded
  • Write example code
  • Use outliners and regions in your code
  • Use hover tips
  • Quick actions
  • Use IntelliSense effectively
  • Change tracking for code edits
  • Refactor your existing code
  • Code snippets
8. Format Your Code
  • Format and arrange code layout
  • Set your format rules for a language
  • Get consistent code with code styles
  • Get consistent names with code styles
  • Use EditorConfig for consistent code settings
9. Navigate and Explore
  • Use the enhanced editor scrollbar
  • Use the Class View to explore classes
  • View class relationships with Class Diagram
  • Look up type information
  • Use Peek Definition to see inline definitions
  • Find all references
  • See critical reference info inline with CodeLens
  • Find content and files with the Go To tool
10. Debugging Code
  • Set the start-up project
  • Use breakpoints effectively
  • Step through code in the debugger
  • Modify code while debugging with Edit and Continue
  • See debug information with DataTips
  • Use the Watch, Locals, and Autos windows
  • Beyond the basic breakpoint
  • Evaluate performance with PerfTips
11. Continuing Your Journey
  • Additional tools available in Visual Studio
  • Add extensions to enhance the IDE

Taught by

Walt Ritscher


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