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… Read more

Short Videos Demonstrating What’s New in Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C#, VB, and F#

Our team has put together a set of short videos to highlight some of our work in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Check them out to learn more about what’s new in C# and VB, how F# can be good for enterprise, and how to improve your code quality with “analyzers”. To learn more about our… Read more

Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C# and VB

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 C# and Visual Basic. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow our team to work faster,… Read more

Microsoft "Roslyn" September 2012 CTP now available

Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP. We’ve been hard at work since the first public release of… Read more

Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

Today, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download! Since the first public release of Roslyn, we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features, addressing top customer feedback from the Oct CTP, iterating on our API design and improving performance across our IDE and compiler scenarios.  With… Read more

Introducing the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP

By Kevin Pilch-Bisson As Soma mentioned earlier, today we’ve made a Community Technology Preview (CTP) available for download! The Roslyn project is a forward looking effort to make the wealth of language understanding that the compiler generates available to developers in other scenarios. A number of us have been working hard on getting enough of… Read more

Converting a VBA Macro to C# 4.0

I’ve talked a lot about improved COM interop in C# 4.0 and how much easier it is now to work with Office applications. This time I want to share some tips and tricks on how you can convert Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to C# 4.0 by using Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010…. Read more

New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2010 for C# Developers

After a quick review of C# language features, let’s do the same for the IDE improvements. So, what’s in there for C# developers? Generate From Usage This feature greatly improves Visual Studio support for test-driven development (TDD). However, it is useful even if you don’t use TDD at all. It might increase your productivity by… Read more

Is it possible to output the command-line used to build a project in Visual Studio?

Now that Whidbey has been out in Beta for more than a few months, it seems worth revisiting some frequently asked questions which have different (better?) answers now. In Everett (v7.1) the answer used to be No. However, in Whidbey (v8.0), the answer is Yes (and No). For the yes part of the answer, after… Read more

Add Custom .NET Assemblies to the Add Reference Dialog

As you most likely know by now, the Add References dialog of Visual Studio .NET does not list each and every assembly on your machine, does not directly map to the Global Assembly Cache and does not list your custom assemblies. Typically this limitation is addressed by manually navigating to the *.dll of interest via… Read more