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

    "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 introduced in 2008 it was a game changer for the...
  • Blog Post: New Features in C# 6

    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 language heavier. Some features are mostly syntactic...
  • Blog Post: Post-Release Goodies

    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 work trended higher than Kim Kardashian on Twitter...
  • Blog Post: .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") for the Rest of Us

    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 and C# .NET compilers. But what does that mean...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio "14" CTP Now Available

    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. At BUILD we released the "Roslyn" End User Preview...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing Roslyn Syntax Trees

    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 and take them for a spin! What’s included? The Roslyn...
  • Blog Post: Taking a tour of Roslyn

    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 code to open source ! The code will be released and...
  • Blog Post: Roslyn performance (Matt Gertz)

    (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 lead of the Visual Basic team, and my first assigned...
  • Blog Post: Updated license for September 2012 Roslyn preview available (MattGe)

    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 the term “recent” loosely, given that...
  • Blog Post: Throwing the Big Switch on Roslyn (Matt Gertz, VS Managed Languages Development Manager)

    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 rest of the switches do. I’ve been scared...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft "Roslyn" September 2012 CTP now available

    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 supported by this CTP. We’ve been hard...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

    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 CTP , iterating on our API design and improving...
  • Blog Post: Implementing a Code Action using Roslyn

    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 extension that identifies calls to the extension...
  • Blog Post: Roslyn CTP Introduces Interactive Code for C#

    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 plan to bring the same feature set to VB. Interactive...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to the Roslyn Scripting API

    by Brian Rasmussen In this post we take a look at how the Roslyn Scripting API can enable applications to evaluate code at runtime. While this has been possible since the dawn of .NET through the use of Reflection, Lightweight Code Generation, CodeDom, etc., it has never been particularly easy. All...
  • Blog Post: Using the Roslyn Symbol API

    by Kevin Pilch-Bisson I’m back again, to move along to the next stage of the compiler pipeline, and take a look at working with Symbols in the using the Roslyn CTP . The Roslyn CTP’s symbol API provides a top-down view of all the symbols available. Before we get to symbols though, we need to start looking...
  • Blog Post: Roslyn Syntax Visualizers

    Hi All! A few weeks ago, we announced the Microsoft "Roslyn" CTP . I hope many of you have had a chance to download the CTP and take it for a spin :) If you haven’t, do give it a try . To recap – in the Roslyn CTP, we are previewing a powerful set of language services APIs that you can...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP

    By Kevin Pilch-Bisson As Soma mentioned earlier, today we’ve made a Community Technology Preview (CTP) available for download ! The Roslyn project is a forward looking effort to make the wealth of language understanding that the compiler generates available to developers in other scenarios...
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