Bring your C++ codebase to Visual Studio with “Open Folder”

Updated on 11/16 with the latest updates in Visual Studio 2017 RC release. Updated on 2/22 with the latest updates in Visual Studio 2017 RTW release. Welcome to Visual Studio 2017! Starting with this release, Visual Studio supports opening folders containing source code without the need to create any solutions or projects. This makes it…


Post-Release Goodies

The Rosetta lander Philae wasn’t the only thing in space last week. Our launch of Visual Studio 2015 Preview and our announcement to open source the full .NET server stack were out of this world. After all, it’s not every day that you can say your work trended higher than Kim Kardashian on Twitter. After…


Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for VB and C#

Download Visual Studio 2015 Preview and review the release notes. Over the past several years, our team has been hard at work re-implementing the full language stacks for Visual Basic and C#. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow our team to work faster,…


Help make Edit and Continue better!

UPDATE 2014-05-20: We’ve received enough responses and the survey is now closed. Thanks everyone! Hey VB developers! Do you get tired of seeing this box (I know I do)? Tell us about it! The Visual Studio team would like your anonymous feedback on improving Edit and Continue (E&C) when developing .NET applications. This survey can…


Install Published Samples with Visual Studio

You can use Visual Studio 2012 RC  to download and install samples from the MSDN Code Gallery.  You can download only the samples you need, or you can download one or more Sample Packs, which group several samples that relate to a technology or topic. You’ll receive a notification if source code changes are published…


CodeRush Xpress Released Today! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

CodeRush Xpress is a FREE Visual Studio 2008 add-in containing 60+ refactorings, 7 editing features, and full support for C# and Visual Basic. Download here CodeRush Xpress includes the following features. Duplicate Line Highlight All References Increase or Reduce Selection Smart Clipboard Operations Generate from Using (TDD) Quick Navigation Window Quick File Navigation In addition,…


CodeRush Xpress 9.1 Beta: 59 Refactorings, 17 Consume-first providers, and Much more! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Very exciting news! Developer Express is coming out with a new version of the FREE add-in we all know today as Refactor!. The new product, CodeRush XPress, builds on Refactor! by increasing the refactoring count to 59! It also includes a host of other editing functionality, making it a much richer tool for all-around IDE…