1 - Visual Studio 11
Fast file preview
You may know that Visual Studio is multi-tab layered. But, when you "simple-click" on a file in the file treeview, a new tab stacked on the left will appear. It will provide you a quick preview of the file content.
Quick search in Solution
Visual studio can embed a search field just above the file treeview. You can now look for a file, a class, a method or a field in few seconds. It will enhance our productivity incredibly.
Quick Search Command
You can also search for a command through the search field in the Visual Studio Toolbar and quickly access all available commands.
Some "Metro Style Application" samples
Visual Studio provides a few templates and shows us how "Metro Style Applications" will look.
Where are my tools ?
Long long long CSS train ...
Once unfolded, CSS properties are numerous...
Your application can be tested under multiple formats. This is a good point in Blend 5. You can also activate an emulator for directly seeing the result. Here is the result in the emulator :
Good features nevertheless ...
Some good features are added inside Blend 5... You can fly over a CSS Style and see where it is applied.
Conclusion I am worried about a Silverlight/WPF/Xaml-Based future for many reasons.
- I have seen lots of Silverlight developers that don't know how to use Blend... (too many ...)
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