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

Visual Studio 2010 is now available!

As Soma announced on his blog this morning, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 have just launched!  The Visual Studio team has been working on this release for more than two years and we’re extremely proud to announce the availability of the final RTM build! MSDN Subscribers can download Visual Studio 2010 later today… Read more

Tips and Tricks: Quickly Closing Documents

In VS 2010, we made a design decision to move the “X” from the right side of the Tab Well  to within each tab.  Before (VS 2008) After (VS 2010) The majority of feedback around this change was positive, but, as with most UI changes, there has been a vocal group that preferred the older placement. … Read more

Tips and Tricks: Clipboard Ring and Toolbox Snippets

I was spending some time responding to Connect bugs the other day when I ran across this suggestion: “It would be nice to have a clip board history window that could be next to the control toolbox as a nice utility window. (Often in presentations I see Microsoft presenters using a custom clipboard tool for… Read more

CodeBlog: Writing a Blogging Extension for Visual Studio 2010

Have you ever wanted to quickly share a code sample to Twitter or your blog without leaving Visual Studio?  Steve Apiki walks through how to create an extension for Visual Studio 2010 that does just that. Walkthrough: His walkthrough touches on a number of extensibility options inside Visual Studio 2010 such as: How to… Read more

CodeCast Interview: VS 2010 Shell with Weston Hutchins

Ken Levy and I sat down last week to chat about the new VS 2010 IDE and some of the great features we’ve added for this release.  From the CodeCast site: “In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Weston Hutchins, program manager on the Visual Studio Shell team (team responsible for the core IDE… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Now Available!

If you haven’t read the news on other notable MSDN blogs, I’m pleased to announce that the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidates are now available for download!  Currently the downloads are only available to MSDN subscribers, but they will be released to the public this Wednesday, February 10th.  This release includes… Read more

Announcement: Unpublishing Extensions from Beta 2 to RC

UPDATE 2/8: I forgot to mention a change to the VSIX file format in the Release Candidate that might impact your extensions.  The valid <Edition> values (under <SupportedProducts>) have been updated to better reflect our SKU branding.  The only valid values for RC and RTM are: IntegratedShell, Pro, Premium, Ultimate, Express_All, VBExpress, VCSExpress, VWDExpress, VCExpress.  We have removed… Read more

Tips and Tricks: Ctrl+E to Search in New Project Dialog and Extension Manager

Here’s a quick tip of the day for anyone who wants to quickly use the new search feature of the New Project Dialog and the Extension Manager.  You can press Ctrl+E to quickly set focus to the search box.  Did you know that this same keyboard shortcut also works in Windows Explorer, IE and other… Read more