Visual Studio Episodes

# 203 Introduction to the Async/Await CTP

10/12/2011

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio Dot Net

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This episode we are we are going take a look at how to simplify asynchronous coding by utilizing the Async CTP.

The async CTP is a library is based off of the Task Parallel Library which introduced the Task<> type use. In this episode we will learn how to use the async and await keywords in the Async CTP

# 168 Exploring how to use Layer Diagrams in VS2010

3/30/2010

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio

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In this episode we are going to explore how to use the new Layer Diagram feature which is part of Visual Studio 2010.

The layer diagram feature of VS2010 is a new feature which allows you to create a map of your code (from the assembly level down to the method level) and then use that mapping later to validate your system still conforms to your architecture.

# 43 App.Config & Creating Custom Configuration Sections

9/9/2008

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio

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In this episode we take a look at how to create custom configuration sections withen our App.config or Web.config files.

Creating a ConfigurationSection in our config files allows us to describe and load configuration data in our own format/layout.

# 10 How to Link/Share files between projects in Visual Studio

6/11/2008

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio

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In this episode we will learn how to use Visual Studio to link/share common files between projects.

By linking/sharing common files you can reduce the amount of effort needed to make common changes. This can also reduce the chance of errors due to missing a file or two.

# 9 Creating Templates in Visual Studio

6/9/2008

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio

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In this episode we will learn how to use Visual Studio to create both file and project templates.

Creating template will allow us to quickly create either files or projects that are setup and laid out in a common way. They can also reduce the amount of friction that is needed to get coding faster.