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Introducing Visual Studio

Visual Studio is a complete set of development tools for building ASP.NET Web applications, XML Web Services, desktop applications, and mobile applications. Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual C++ all use the same integrated development environment (IDE), which enables tool sharing and eases the creation of mixed-language solutions. In addition, these languages use the functionality of the .NET Framework, which provides access to key technologies that simplify the development of ASP Web applications and XML Web Services.

In This Section

  • Getting Started with Visual Studio
    Discover the best way to learn the basics about Visual Studio.

  • Visual Studio Guided Tour
    Learn more about the technologies supported in Visual Studio and the kinds of applications that you can create by using it.

  • Samples and Walkthroughs (Visual Studio)
    Read through example code, sample applications, and enhanced project templates that illustrate the syntax, structure, and techniques that are used to solve various programming challenges.

  • Interacting with Other Developers
    Learn about the various newsgroups, forums, and chats where you can post questions and ideas or just read about how other developers are using Visual Studio to create Windows and Web applications.

  • Security and User Permissions
    Learn about the features and installation scenarios that require elevated permissions, and also learn about how to plan for security in applications that you create.