I’m looking for questions for a Visual Studio Factoid


Once again Rob Caron has sent me on a quest.  This time it is to put together a Visual Studio factoid – a list of historical facts about VS, like

  • Why is the executable devenv.exe instead of visualstudio.exe?
  • Is the Visual Studio logo an infinity symbol or Mobius Strip. (i recall a hallway debate over this once, many years ago)
  • Did the Solution Explorer originally appear on the right-hand side of the shell or the left, and why?

Throw out some of your questions, and i’ll see what i can find out.

Comments (11)

  1. Peter Ritchie says:

    A couple of things I’m curious about:

    * Why did the editor window tab *and* border change to blue in Visual Studio 2008.

    * What do the colours in the Visual Studio log signify?

  2. Where did the name "Team Foundation Server" come from?

    In VS2005 beta days, some of the directories were called "Enterprise Development Server" or something like that.

  3. Rory Becker says:

    Why is the Folder still called common7 in sutdio versions 8 and 9?

  4. Alan Dean says:

    Why did we lose the SDI option we had with VB6 and will we ever get it back?

  5. Jignesh Patel says:

    Does "About Visual Studio" dialog window contain any secret door to show the VS development team members’ names similar to Internet Explorer(probably v5.0)? 🙂

  6. Primo says:

    How much of Visual Studio is based on the old Visual InterDev environment?

  7. Sara,I’m curious to know how MSDN lib works and searches user entered queries across the flat files.?

  8. Mike Chess says:

    Why don’t Solution Folders map to real folders like project folders?

    P.S.  What can we do so that in the next release of Visual Studio they _will_ map to real folders?

  9. shinu40 says:

    What will be the last version of Visual Studio? What is next after Visual Studio 2008??Any new Technology??

  10. Maryjane Eldred says:

    How to I compile an older version of .cpp with the newer Visual Studio?

  11. saraford says:

    Another question that i have is the history behind the Immediate Window and the Command Window.  I think i know the answer, but like to have it confirmed.