Visual Studio 2010 UI Unveiled

You may have seen a glimpse of the Visual Studio 2010 editor in the past couple of months, but you've never seen it look like this!  At VSLive! in San Francisco last week, Visual Studio General Manager Jason Zander unveiled a completely new UI for Visual Studio 2010.  It's built on WPF, which not only has a modern look but also gives VS users unprecedented ability to extend the editor with rich visualizations.

Take a look at this screenshot:

Visual Studio 2010's new WPF-based UI

Like what you see?  You can read Jason's blog post about the new UI here, or check out some of the press coverage here and here.  You'll be able to play with the revamped Visual Studio 2010 when we release a beta version; the date hasn't been announced yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Now that the world has been introduced to more of the editor, the team will also be making more frequent posts to this blog, so be sure to check back here for weekly updates, tips & tricks, and discussions.  And please make use of the comments and the Email link - we're listening, we will respond, and your feedback will help make Visual Studio 2010 even better.

Enjoy the new UI!

Brittany Behrens
Program Manager, VS Platform Team

Comments (4)

  1. Daniel Smith says:

    Have you been paying attention to the litany of negative comments on the terrible idea to use the hated Vista style triangles instead of the +/- glyphs?

    Please check out the comments on Jason Zander’s blog if you haven’t read them already:

    There are well over 30 comments on Jason’s blog alone regarding the triangles and the vast majority of them are very negative.

    The feedback on this isssue is obviously very clear (and very loud!).  Can you give us any reassurance that this is being looked at and seriously considered?

  2. VSEditor says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for echoing the concerns voiced on Jason’s blog.  Yes, the Editor team is aware of the feedback on outlining, and we are taking action.  Stay tuned for a post here (not on Jason’s blog) in the next week or two, when we’ll share revised screenshots and seek feedback on the updated design.

    – Brittany

  3. Daniel Smith says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Thanks for the feedback.  It’s such a relief to know our feedback is being listened to 🙂

    Just to reiterate – it’s not just the outlining triangles used in the editor window, but also the invasion of triangles in the Solution Explorer etc.

    On a more positive note, the new WPF editor is looking great (other than the triangles!) and I’m pretty excited about the new extension possibilities now that it’s WPF based.  Can’t wait to try out the next beta/RC release 🙂


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