Free Wrox ebook Getting Started with the new Visual Studio 2012

We’re happy to provide you with the free Wrox ebook "Getting Started with the new Visual Studio 2012." This is about 70 pages that will get you started with Visual Studio 2012 if you’re new to it and show you the basics of the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, Properties, Options, Customizations, Workspace, Find/Replace, and Help. And because you’re getting it from, all 3 major ebook formats (PDF, ePub, Kindle) are included in the download. So don’t wait, download it, use it, share it.

Here’s a quick look at the details of what this covers:

Chapter 1: A Quick Tour

  • Getting Started
  • The Visual Studio IDE
  • Summary

Chapter 2: The Solution Explorer, Toolbox, and Properties

  • The Solution Explorer
  • The Toolbox
  • Properties
  • Summary

Chapter 3: Options and Customizations

  • The Start Page
  • Window Layout
  • The Editor Space
  • Other Options
  • Importing and Exporting Settings
  • Summary

Chapter 4: The Visual Studio Workspace

  • The Code Editor
  • The Command Window
  • The Immediate Window
  • The Class View
  • The Error List
  • The Object Browser
  • The Code Definition Window
  • The Call Hierarchy Window
  • The Document Outline Tool Window
  • Reorganizing Tool Windows
  • Summary

Chapter 5: Find and Replace and Help

  • Quick Find/Replace
  • Find/Replace in Files
  • Navigate To
  • Accessing Help
  • Summary

We  think you’ll find this to be a great resource for getting started with the current version of Visual Studio. By the way, if you’ve already purchased our book "Professional Visual Studio 2012" this Getting Started with Visual Studio 2012 e-book will look familiar because it’s the same as chapters 1-5 in the Professional Visual Studio book. Both the larger Visual Studio book and this focused free WPF e-book are written by Bruce Johnson.

BRUCE JOHNSON is a partner at ObjectSharp Consulting and a 30-year veteran of the computer industry. The first third of his career was spent doing “real work,” otherwise known as coding in the UNIX world. But for almost 20 years, he has been working on projects that are at the leading edge of Windows technology, from C++ through Visual Basic to C#, and from thick client applications to websites to services.

As well as having fun with building systems, Bruce has spoken hundreds of times at conferences and user groups throughout North America. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the past three years and he is a co-president of the Metro Toronto .NET User Group. He has also written columns and articles for numerous magazines. While the quantity of the posts on his blog ( has decreased recently, the activity on his Twitter account ( has shown a corresponding increase. For all of this activity (or, perhaps, in spite of it), Bruce has been privileged to be recognized as a Microsoft MVP for the past six years.




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