Friday, May 28, 2010

Visual Studio 2010

So I have been using VS2010 since the RC. I am now using VS2010 Professional RTM and have to say that the product has made development easier.

Microsoft must have really paid attention to the likes of JetBrains ReSharper and DevExpress CodeRush with Refactor Pro. Some of the most used functionality that was provided by those extensibilty utilities VS2010 now offers out of the box.

If you are a serious coder tho, you will still be sticking to these tools as they offer far more capabilities than what VS2010 contains.

I have found some issues with the WPF interface that just requires the good old minimize-maximise fix to restore the UI sections that need to be redrawn. My biggest annoyance is in References. In VS2008 and earlier adding a reference was a simple task and the list was presented for you to find the assembly and add. With VS2010 this process is the same but the list only contains x amount of assemblies and you have to wait for this list to be rebuilt every time you add a reference! This has really made me appreciate the recent tab on this dialog!

I attended a session with Andrew Parsons from Microsoft and he showed some interesting capabilities of the new product and I will have to check out the VS2010 tip blog once I find that url.

How are you finding using VS2010 in your daily environment?

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