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There is no better way to begin your Visual Studio education. Check out these Beginner & Intermediate tutorials and start building your own Visual Studio app!


C++ FAQ Ricardo Ricardo  ●  C++ · Visual Studio · Tips  ●  Oct 17, 2016
C++ FAQ

From "hello world!" to debugging release builds—learn concise answers to frequently asked questions about C++.

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Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio Lightbeard Lightbeard  ●  Android · Ionic · Visual Studio  ●  Aug 12, 2016
Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio

Did you know that you can write mobile applications with great user interfaces that are cross-platform — supporting Android, iOS, and Microsoft phones and tablets — with just HTML, JavaScript, and CSS? Times are changing and it is easier than ever with Visual Studio Community Edition’s Ionic templates!

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Quick Intro to MSBuild Projects Jon Davis Jon Davis  ●  C# · Visual Studio · Msbuild · Build automation  ●  Sep 15, 2015
Quick Intro to MSBuild Projects

Have you ever opened up a .csproj file (the project file created by Visual Studio for C#) and wondered what all that gobbligook was all about? This is a quick overview introduction to MSBuild projects so that you can read and understand Visual Studio project XML syntax right away.

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Building a Win32 App, Part 4: Applying Resources to a Window Marc-Antoine Lortie Marc-Antoine Lortie  ●  C++ · C · Visual Studio · Win32  ●  Jun 23, 2015
Building a Win32 App, Part 4: Applying Resources to a Window

##Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basics of resource creation and utilization. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to load resources from a predefined file and apply it to a window. Part 1: Intro to Visual Studio Part 2: the WinMain Function Part 3: Creating a Window from Scratch ##Intended...

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Building a Win32 App Part 3: a Simple Window Marc-Antoine Lortie Marc-Antoine Lortie  ●  C++ · C · Visual Studio · Win32  ●  Jun 23, 2015
Building a Win32 App Part 3: a Simple Window

##Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to learn the process of constructing a Win32 application window at it’s simplest form. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to create a window from scratch, understand basics and flow of the message loop, as well as the procedure associated to this window. Part 1: Intro to Visual...

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Building a Win32 App, Part 2: Windows and Messages Marc-Antoine Lortie Marc-Antoine Lortie  ●  C++ · C · Visual Studio · Win32  ●  Jun 23, 2015
Building a Win32 App, Part 2: Windows and Messages

##Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to take a deeper look at the WinMain function in order to understand how structured a Win32 application is. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to understand the concepts of message queues, window registration & creation, as well as the base of message loop and how all these operate...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Win32 API Application: Part 1 Marc-Antoine Lortie Marc-Antoine Lortie  ●  C++ · C · Visual Studio · Win32  ●  Jun 22, 2015
Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Win32 API Application: Part 1

##Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce readers to the use of Visual Studio at it’s simplest form. This tutorial will cover the process of creating; building; launching a minimalist Win32 API application. Readers will have the chance to familiarize themselves with fundamental user interfaces panels and controls, as these are...

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