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 embed now 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 access quickly for all available commands.
Some "Metro Style Application" samples
Visual Studio provide us few templates and show us how "Metro Style Application" can be.
2 - Blend 5
Where are my tools ?
Long long long CSS train ...
Once unfolded, CSS properties are numerous...
Your application can be tester under multiple format. This is a good point of 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.
I am worry about Silverlight/WPF/Xaml-Based future for many reasons.
- I have seen lots of Silverlight developers that doesn't know how to use Blend... (too many ...)