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Designing Code and User Interfaces

You can create and design the user interface for your application by using a variety of tools in Visual Studio.

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Common features for writing and editing code.

Writing Code in the Code and Text Editor

Developing a DirectX application in Visual Studio.

Working with 3-D Assets for Games and Apps

Working with resources in your application.

Working with Resource Files (C++)

Resources in Desktop Apps (managed code)

Creating non-visual component classes.

Components in Visual Studio

Designing and debugging Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) applications.

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

Using text blocks and control logic to generate a text file.

Code Generation and T4 Text Templates

Visualizing the user requirements that your application must support.

Developing Models for Software Design