Incorrect solution build ordering when using MSBuild.exe

UPDATE: This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 11/NETFX45. As always, feedback is welcome! Please leave your comments in this blog post and report any bugs on Microsoft Connect.   We’ve had a few reports of cases where Visual Studio, and previous versions of MSBuild, will build the projects in the solution in the… Read more

Color Printing Extension Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Color Printing as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010!  By default, VS 2010 prints only in black and white; this extension restores support for printing code in color. Installation and Setup Installing Color Printing requires Visual Studio 2010 Pro, Premium, or Ultimate (the Express editions do… Read more

Using Visual Studio to build VB Windows Phone Applications

by Yang Xiao Today we are announcing the release to web (RTW) of Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools. This walkthrough demonstrates how easy and convenient it is to develop a VB Windows Phone application using the newly released tools. You’ll see that the many new IDE features in Visual Studio 2010, which help… Read more

Second article published about VSPackage Builder

In September, there was a post on the blog that introduced the VSPackage Builder, a tool for VS extension developers that provides a designer experience over the Visual Studio Command Table (VSCT) file. In particular, Package Builder makes it easy to add commands and UI to the VSCT incrementally – a task that’s proven somewhat… Read more

Hotfixes available for ‘scrolling context menu’ problem

  We’ve been looking into the widely-reported problem with Visual Studio 2010 where context menus contain scrollbars even when there is sufficient screen real estate to show the menu without one. We’re pleased to announce that there are patches available for Visual Studio and Windows Presentation Foundation that fix this problem. You will need to… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Survey

We want to hear from you about how Visual Studio 2010 is working for you so far: “It’s been just over 6 months since we launched Visual Studio 2010 in April. I hope you’ve been busy digging in and taking VS out for a spin. Your feedback was invaluable to us as we were building VS – thank… Read more

Extension Analyzer V3

Extension Analyzer is an Extension to Visual Studio 2010 that allows browsing several extensibility entities inside of Visual Studio. It also allows diagnosing several common errors loading extensions by reporting information from logging services inside Visual Studio. The Extensibility team in Visual Studio has recently added several exciting features to the Extension Analyzer tool. In… Read more

Introducing the VSPackage Builder

Last week we released the first version of a new project template, VSPackage Builder, which enables rapid development of the command UI and tool window infrastructure of VS 2010 extensions. VSPackage Builder requires VS 2010 Pro or above, and can be installed directly from within VS using the Extension Manager, or indirectly from the Visual… Read more

Emacs Emulation Extension Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Emacs Emulation as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010!  This extension provides basic support for Emacs keybindings and text editing commands, very similar to the built-in Emacs keyboard layout in VS 2008.  Once the extension is installed you should be able to use familiar keyboard shortcuts… Read more

Patch Available for the Growing Find and Replace Dialog

  One of our top reported Microsoft Connect issues since RTM has been that the Find and Replace dialog grows 16px on each use.  On repeated use, this can quickly take up your entire screen real estate.  We now have a patch available for this issue which you can download here. If you have any… Read more