Last month I wrote a quick review for Visual Studio 11, which is literally a quick and general introduction to VS 11. The article today, as my exploration deepens, focuses on the improvements that are crucial for developers. They are:
- Windows Metro style apps
- Async feature and Caller information for VB & C#
- Parallel related improvements for C++
- New in Debugging
- New for data application development
- ASP.Net 4.5 and Web Development
- .Net 4.5
- Integration with Dynamsoft Source Control
1. Windows Metro style apps
Windows Metro style apps come with Windows 8. They are similar to Android apps and iOS apps but brand new on Windows platform. There’re two things you need to do before starting to develop and test these apps. First, you must install Visual Studio 11 on Windows 8. Second, you must obtain a developer license1 for the Windows Store.
The IDE of Visual Studio 11 is backward compatible. I can open all files, projects or solutions that were created in Visual Studio 2010 with SP1. The earlier versions like VS 6.0, VS 2003, VS 2005 are not tested yet. However, I strongly recommend you to upgrade your projects in avoid of any unex
The new Solution Explorer brings much convenience for developers to manage codes. We can left click on a file to preview the code inside, double left click to open it. The code preview tab is in the top-right of the code editor. See the screenshot below.pected problems.