A guide to mastering Visual Studio 2017 About This Book • Focus on coding with the new, improved, and powerful tools of VS 2017 • Master improved debugging and unit testing support capabilities • Accelerate cloud development with the built-in Azure tools Who This Book Is For .NET Developers who would like to master the new features of VS 2017, and would like to delve into newer areas such as cloud computing, would benefit from this book. Basic knowledge of previous versions of Visual Studio is assumed. What You Will Learn • Learn what's new in the Visual Studio 2017 IDE, C# 7.0, and how it will help developers to improve their productivity • Learn the workloads and components of the new installation wizard and how to use the online and offline installer • Build stunning Windows apps using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) tools • Get familiar with .NET Core and learn how to build apps targeting this new framework • Explore everything about NuGet packages • Debug and test your applications using Visual Studio 2017 • Accelerate cloud development with Microsoft Azure • Integrate Visual Studio with most popular source control repositories, such as TFS and GitHub In Detail Visual Studio 2017 is the all-new IDE released by Microsoft for developers, targeting Microsoft and other platforms to build stunning Windows and web apps. Learning how to effectively use this technology can enhance your productivity while simplifying your most common tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your project. With this book, you will learn not only what VS2017 offers, but also what it takes to put it to work for your projects. Visual Studio 2017 is packed with improvements that increase productivity, and this book will get you started with the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2017 IDE and C# 7.0. Next, you will learn to use XAML tools to build classic WPF apps, and UWP tools to build apps targeting Windows 10. Later, you will learn about .NET Core and then explore NuGet, the package manager for the Microsoft development platform. Then, you will familiarize yourself with the debugging and live unit testing techniques that comes with the IDE. Finally, you'll adapt Microsoft's implementation of cloud computing with Azure, and the Visual Studio integration with Source Control repositories. Style and approach This comprehensive guide covers the advanced features of Visual Studio 2017, and communicates them through a practical approach to explore the underlying concepts of how, when, and why to use it.