Connect(“demos”); // 2015:

During Connect(); //2015 we showcased many technologies available to you as a developer across Azure, Office, Windows, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. We’ve also heard from you that you love to have real-world applications through which you can directly experience what’s possible using those technologies. This year, then, we built out a full… Read more

Visual Studio Update 1 RC

Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC, which builds on the Update 1 CTP we released three weeks ago. In addition to the features introduced in the CTP as described here, the Release Candidate includes the following: Go To Implementation. The feature many of you have been waiting for: just right-click on an… Read more

Connect(“Live”); // WPF Team Live Q & A

It’s been a busy week for the .NET teams here at Microsoft. We’ve just concluded our two day, live, free, dotnetConf 2015 event, with 19 sessions from both our product teams and community presenters. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch all the videos on-demand over at the dotnetConf 2015 Channel 9 page…. Read more

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 6 : Automated UI Testing

This is the sixth article in the WPF in Visual Studio 2010 series. This week, guest author Phil Price gives us his view of what it took to test the new WPF UI. – Paul Harrington Background This post covers an overview of techniques that we used to create and maintain automated user interface regression… Read more

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 5 : Window Management

This is the fifth article in the WPF in Visual Studio 2010 series. This week, guest author Matthew Johnson presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Visual Studio’s innovative window management system. – Paul Harrington Background Several people have expressed interest in how much effort was required to write a WPF window management system that supports… Read more

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 4 : Direct Hosting of WPF content

This is the fourth part in the series of posts on Visual Studio 2010’s use of WPF. This week, we’ll take a look at how Visual Studio 2010 detects and hosts WPF content ‘natively’ while at the same time allowing for non-WPF content. Frames and Panes In the Visual Studio extensibility model, the client area… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Text Clarity: ClearType Options

Text clarity in Visual Studio 2010 has been a hot topic throughout the product cycle. Each time we talk or write about it, we seem to invite yet another round comments, some of them quite emotionally charged. We take such feedback very seriously because, whether the comments are completely justified or not, there’s always some… Read more

WPF Text Clarity Improvements

As most of you know, we’ve rebuilt the editor and much of Visual Studio using WPF for Visual Studio 2010.  This allows for a wealth of new visualizations and enables many new extensibility scenarios, often making previously impossible tasks possible and previously difficult tasks much easier.  Unfortunately, the WPF text team has been plagued with… Read more

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 3 : Focus and Activation

  Continuing the WPF in Visual Studio 2010 series, today’s post is on the subject of “Focus and Activation”. Of all the problems we had to deal with in the new WPF UI, this was probably the most tricky to get right. Focus problems are notoriously hard to debug, partly because interacting with the debugger… Read more