Announcing the release of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2

We are happy to announce the availability of Visual F# Tools 3.1.2, the latest update to the Visual F# compiler and F# IDE tooling for Visual Studio.  You can download the installer package here. Building upon Visual F# 3.1, and the first out-of-band update Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, Visual F# Tools 3.1.2 is a standalone,… Read more

Announcing Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, with support for Desktop and Web express

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, our first update release to Visual F#.  You can download the installer package here. Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 is a small, quick-deploying package that can be used to update current editions of Visual Studio 2013.  The package will update the compiler… Read more

Announcing the F# 3.1 Compiler/Library Code Drop (from the Visual F# Tools Team at Microsoft)

The Microsoft Visual F# team are pleased to announce the availability of our code drop of an F# 3.1 compiler, library and tests. This code drop corresponds to the release of the Visual F# Tools for F# 3.1 as part of Visual Studio 2013. We have also recently released some great new samples showing the… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 RC and Send to FSI

Earlier this week, the Release Candidate build of Visual Studio 2013 was announced.  Like the Preview build before it, the RC contains a host of new features for F# developers, including F# 3.1 language updates and improved Visual F# tooling.  You can read the details in our earlier blog post. The RC contains one brand-new… Read more

Seattle F# meetup, Wednesday 7/17/2013, 7:00 PM: Functional-style control flow in F#

Join the F# Seattle User Group meetup next Wednesday for a talk about functional-style control flow in F#: Many developers come to F# from the imperative world of C#, where they are accustomed to various loop types, if/else blocks, switches, breaks, and other imperative control flow mechanisms.  Some of these concepts are simply not present… Read more

Viewing function return values in the Visual Studio 2013 debugger

One of the great new features in Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to view function return values in the debugger.  This works not just for C# and VB, but for F#, as well.  We didn’t include this in our list of new Visual F# tools features for F# 3.1, but we think it will… Read more

Announcing a pre-release of F# 3.1 and the Visual F# tools in Visual Studio 2013

We are pleased to announce the availability of a preview release of version 3.1 of the F# language, with matching Visual F# tooling. These are included with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview Release announced at //BUILD/ and on Soma’s blog. F# as a language is both open source and available for cross-platform use through the… Read more