With all the hype going on around the recent release of Visual Studio 2008 & the area install-fests taking place, you might be wondering, "Just what exactly is new in there?" After getting home from the Central Jersey .NET user group last night where Walt Ritscher gave a great session on WPF, I decided to check out his blog and give it a spin. Walt had a great post from a couple of weeks ago that lists out some of the key new features. Instead of re-typing it all myself, I'll give you a snippet, then you can link over there to read the rest...
Tools and Testing
VB programmers get a lot of new Intellisense enhancements.
You gotta love the new VB9 and C# 3.0 language features.
- Automatic properties
- Relaxed delegates
- Object initializers
- Anonymous types
- Type inference
- Extension methods
LINQ, LINQ, LINQ
There’s a river of love pouring out of the .Net developer community for the new LINQ query syntax. Not everybody likes it, of course, but overall LINQ seems to a very nice way to query information in your applications.