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  • The C# Team

    Better together: C# 6 and the Visual Studio 2015 Debugger

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    "Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! ..." If you hadn't heard , Visual Studio 2015 will support the use of lambda expressions in the debugger windows. We're all very excited to deliver on this longstanding TOP customer request . When LINQ was...
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    New Features in C# 6

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    C# 6 is the version of C# that ships with VS 2015 Preview . The philosophy behind this version is straightforward: improve simple everyday coding scenarios, without adding much conceptual baggage. The features should make code lighter without making the...
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    Post-Release Goodies

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    The Rosetta lander Philae wasn't the only thing in space last week. Our launch of Visual Studio 2015 Preview and our announcement to open source the full .NET server stack were out of this world. After all, it’s not every day that you can say your...
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    Short Videos Demonstrating What’s New in Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C#, VB, and F#

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    Our team has put together a set of short videos to highlight some of our work in Visual Studio 2015 Preview . Check them out to learn more about what’s new in C# and VB, how F# can be good for enterprise, and how to improve your code quality with...
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    Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C# and VB

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    Today, we are pleased to announce that this work has culminated with the release of Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Visual Studio 2015 Preview showcases many improvements—new language features, smarter and better IDE experiences, improved debugging, and code-aware "diagnostic analyzers"—that we believe make it the best version of Visual Studio to date. 

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    .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") for the Rest of Us

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    This post is brought to you by Beth Massi , a Program Manager on the Visual Studio team. If you’ve been reading this blog I’m sure you know by now that the .NET Compiler Platform (code named "Roslyn") is the next generation of the Visual Basic...
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    Visual Studio "14" CTP Now Available

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    As announced today by Soma , we've just released the first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the next version of Visual Studio. This is doubly-exciting as this is the first public release of a version of Visual Studio powered by "Roslyn" by default...
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    Edit and Continue survey results

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    Thanks everybody for all the great feedback! We've received hundreds of replies since last week with detailed information and concrete examples for us to review. We are closing the survey today and have started to process the tons of data you have...
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    TechEd: "The Future of Visual Basic and C#" Video Now Available Online!

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    If you didn't get a change to make it to TechEd this year, fret not, we got it all on video for your viewing pleasure . Join Principal Program Managers Dustin Campbell and Mads Torgersen as they give you the inside scoop on the future of VB and...
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    Help make Edit and Continue better!

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    UPDATE 2014-05-20: We've received enough responses and the survey is now closed. Thanks everyone! Hey C# developers! Do you get tired of seeing this box (I know I do)? Tell us about it! The Visual Studio team would like your anonymous feedback...
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    Visualizing Roslyn Syntax Trees

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    Hello everyone! I hope you had a chance to catch the recent announcements around the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”). If not, I encourage you to view Anders’s presentation at Build 2014 (skip to 1:10:28). If you haven’t already, download the previews...
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    Taking a tour of Roslyn

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    It’s a big day for us on the Managed Languages team! As announced at the //BUILD conference earlier today, and as posted by Soma on his blog , we are not just delivering a new preview of Roslyn to all of you, but are in fact moving all of the compiler...
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    Roslyn performance (Matt Gertz)

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    (For the next few posts, I’m going to introduce readers to the different feature teams in the Managed Languages org. Today, I’m starting this with a focus on the performance team.) Back in 2000, I found myself assigned to be the performance...
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    Updated license for September 2012 Roslyn preview available (MattGe)

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    As I mentioned in my previous blog post, we ended up with a little too much time between previews, to our subsequent embarrassment. In fact, it came to our attention recently that the licensing for the most “recent” CTP (and admittedly I use...
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    Throwing the Big Switch on Roslyn (Matt Gertz, VS Managed Languages Development Manager)

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    So, the entryway to my house has eight light switches along the wall. Two of them control the porch lights, and another two work the same entryway light (despite the switches being only a couple of feet apart). I haven’t the foggiest idea what the...
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    No new C# and VB Language Features in VS 2013

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    As you can see in the VS2013 Preview , we have not added new language features to C# and Visual Basic in the next version of Visual Studio. I’d like to share our thinking on this. There are essentially two main reasons why we chose not to evolve...
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    Microsoft "Roslyn" September 2012 CTP now available

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    Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer...
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    Understanding a Simple Async Program

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    by Alan Berman The Async feature in Visual Studio 2012 RC makes it easy to invoke asynchronous methods. If you mark a method with or async modifier, you can use the await operator in the method. When control reaches an await expression in the async...
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    Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

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    Today, we're excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download ! Since the first public release of Roslyn , we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features , addressing top customer feedback from the Oct...
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    Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 now available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5

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    If you’ve held off on trying Visual Studio 11 Beta because your .NET 4 or Silverlight 5 app uses the Async CTP, your wait is over! Today we’ve published the Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 , a NuGet package that lets your Visual...
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    Visual Studio 11 Beta Is Here!

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    As you may have seen in Jason’s blog , Visual Studio 11 Beta is available for download today, including the Beta version of C# 5.0! If you’ve tried out the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, you already know that this is an exciting release...
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    Implementing a Code Action using Roslyn

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    By Brian Rasmussen The Roslyn Services API makes it easy to implement extensions that detect and fix code issues directly in Visual Studio. The Roslyn Services API is available as part of the Roslyn CTP . In this post we implement a Visual Studio...
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    Start Coding for the Kinect

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    by Alan Berman I'm intrigued by all the interesting industry apps being developed for the Kinect. I started wondering how easy it is to start programming the Kinect using Visual Studio on a PC. It is very easy to get started, especially since the Kinect...
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    Roslyn CTP Introduces Interactive Code for C#

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    There's been a lot of posts on using the Roslyn CTP APIs for syntax trees, semantic binding, and IDE smart editor features. The Roslyn CTP also introduces a set of features for C# we refer to as "Interactive". These features won't be new to VB, but we...
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    Using Async for File Access

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    by Alan Berman The new Async feature in Visual Studio makes it easy to code asynchronous method calls. To make synchronous code asynchronous, you can simply call an asynchronous method instead of a synchronous method and add a few keywords to the code...
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