Visual Studio is on its way to development centers already. Let us have a quick look on some major features and enhancements this new version give.
Note that the product is still in beta at the time of writing this blog. Also writing everything about this product is definitely out of scope and please use some search engines to find more. Also when we talk about Visual Studio, we cannot restrict ourselves to Visual Studio IDE only but will need to stretch out to .NET Framework 4.0, Visual Basic, C# etc. also.
In Visual Studio, you have these major features available.
- New prototyping, modeling and visual design tools for windows and web applications
- Create ideas with shared vision with Sketchflow® and TFS (Team Foundation Server)
- Multi-core, SharePoint and Cloud (Windows Azure®) programming
- Multi monitor support
- Isolate Point of failure through IntelliTrace debugger
- Visual Enhancements. The IDE is revamped for improved reliability
- Support for Test Driven Programming
- Microsoft .NET v4.0: Improved Security Model, Parallel Computing, DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime), Covariance and Contravariants, BigIntegers & Complex Numbers, Tuples,
- Visual Basic.NET: Auto-implemented properties, Collection initializers, Implicit line continuation, Multiline lambda expressions and subroutines, Type equivalence support, Dynamic support etc.
- C#.NET: Dynamic support, Office programmability, Type equivalence etc.
- ASP.NET: New methods for META tags, Browser compatibility enhancements, ASP.NET routing, Charting Support, Dynamic Data etc.
- SharePoint: Import, modify, and extend solution packages, Develop with project and item type templates, BDC modesl, Debugging, etc.
Source: Data collected from search engines, MSDN etc.