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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Identifying the various components of Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio 2012 has come up with lots of new enhancements and features. Some of these features widely enhance productivity of development. Knowing your IDE better is always an advantage to a developer. In this recipe, we will try to get our hands on to various Visual Studio IDE features to get started with using Visual Studio.

Getting ready

Before we start using Visual Studio, we need to first make a choice on which version practically suits us. Let's have a look at the features of all the versions of Visual Studio.

  • Visual Studio Express: If you are looking to try out small applications or medium-sized applications and do not want to spend a single penny from your pocket, Visual Studio Express ...

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