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Getting Started with Visual Studio 2019

Learning and Implementing New Features


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dirk Strauss
    Pages 1-60
  3. Dirk Strauss
    Pages 61-122
  4. Dirk Strauss
    Pages 123-173
  5. Dirk Strauss
    Pages 175-207
  6. Dirk Strauss
    Pages 209-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book


Know how to use the features of Visual Studio 2019 and utilize the IDE correctly to become your one-stop solution for creating quality code. Learn what's new in VS 2019 and explore the existing features of Visual Studio so you can use them more efficiently. 

Getting Started with Visual Studio 2019 begins with an overview of Visual Studio and explores new features such as Visual Studio Live Share, Visual Studio Search, Solution Filters, and Intellicode. Author Dirk Strauss teaches you how to create project templates, write code snippets, and manage NuGet packages. You will learn how to: debug your code using breakpoints and step into specific methods, use data tips, and utilize the DebuggerDisplay attribute. You will then move on to learn unit testing and explore the tools provided by Visual Studio to create and run unit tests. The book also covers source control integration in Visual Studio and how to use GitHub to implement a source control strategy in your code.

You will:
  • Create and use code snippets in Visual Studio 2019
  • Utilize diagnostic tools and the Immediate window for code debugging
  • Generate unit tests with IntelliTest
  • Use NuGet in applications
  • Create and handle pull requests


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.UitenhageSouth Africa

About the authors

Dirk Strauss is a software developer from South Africa with over 13 years of programming experience. He has extensive experience in SYSPRO Customization, with C# and web development being his main focus. He studied at the Nelson Mandela University where he wrote software on a part-time basis to gain a better understanding of the technology. He remains passionate about writing code and imparting what he learns with others.

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