Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 2015 RTM


Visual Studio 2015 has released. In this episode, Dmitry Lyalin and I highlight and demo ten of their favorite features.

I show:

  • Custom Window layouts [07:30]. Customize the position, size and behavior of windows to create window layouts that work best for various development workflows.
  • Debugging Lambda expressions [11:00]. Evaluate lambda expressions in the Watch, Immediate, and other debugger windows.
  • IntelliTest [15:30]. Automatically generate unit tests with high code coverage.
  • Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer [21:40]. View the full visual tree and inspect the properties set on any element of a running XAML application.
  • Xamarin Starter Edition [27:30]. Get started building XAML and C# based cross platform apps.

Dmitry shows:

  • ASP.NET 5 [30:15]. A lean and composable .NET stack for building modern web applications for both cloud and on-premises servers.
  • Code Analyzers & PerfTips [36:00]. Get live code analysis and automatic fixes as you type and see how long code took to execute directly in the editor when you set breakpoints and step with the debugger.
  • CodeLens now in Visual Studio Pro [41:30]. Find code references, changes to your code, related TFS/VSO items and unit tests – all without looking away from the code.
  • Apache Cordova & Android Emulator [44:00]. Build, debug, and test cross-platform apps that target Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone from one simple Visual Studio project.
  • Python Tools [48:00]. Support for Python within Visual Studio.

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Comments (5)

  1. Thomas says:

    I'm looking for Visual Studio 2015 without MSDN. This was available for VS 201272013, but can't find it on any Website related to Visual Studio 2015…

    Any hints?

  2. Emmanuel says:

    Great release, lot of useful tools, thanks!

  3. Dmitry Lyalin says:

    @Thomas – Are you looking to buy Visual Studio 2015 Pro without MSDN? If so check out Visual Studio online subscription that offers this right now, and in the near future you'll also be able to buy it through our store. Sorry for any confusion.

  4. Thomas says:

    @Dmitry – Thank you for the Information. So we have to wait, unfortunately…

  5. Tuan Jinn Ng. says:

    Debugging Lambda expressions would be awesome.

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