Visual Studio 2012 is the latest version of Microsoft's rich and complex integrated development environment creating Windows applications, whether they be for exciting new Windows Store apps, Classic Windows running .NET, cloud apps or many other applications. It has long been the tool of choice for C# developers worldwide and now looks set to become a firm favorite with HTML5 developers working with Windows. It sets the standard for rapid and effective application development and testing. Seasoned .NET author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from Visual Studio 2012 by focusing on the features you need for your projects. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you require. Getting the most from your development tools is the first step to truly mastering Windows 8 development.