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|Visual Studio 2008 and Smart Client Development|
This section of the Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide offers help for those who use Visual Studio Tools for Office or Windows Presentation Foundation to build smart client apps. The biggest news is that both VSTO and WPF are now available out of the box, but developers should be aware of a few other updates as well. From here, move on to the next section of the learning guide, which focuses on Web and mobile application development.
What's new in Visual Studio Tools for Office (MSDN)
This article walks folks through the updates to VSTO that appear in Visual Studio 2008. Many are related to customizing the Windows Vista UI.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: Windows-based Applications, Components and Services (MSDN)
This serves as a landing page for general information about using VS 2008 to build client applications such as Windows services, console applications and 64-bit apps.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: Visual Studio Tools for Office (MSDN)
This serves as a landing page for reference material that should help anyone who uses VSTO to extend Office 2003 and Office 2007 applications. Separate sections are included for each of the major products within Microsoft Office.
Visual Studio 2008 WPF Editor Tips (David Barnhill)
This blog entry offers a quick walkthrough on using the Windows Presentation Foundation Designer tool that is new to VS 2008.
*** Go on to the next section of the Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide: Visual Studio 2008 and Web Development