The C# 5.0 beta release is now available

The C# 5.0 beta release is now available

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I am super excited to announce that the beta release of Visual Studio version 11 (which includes the .NET CLR version 4.5, Visual Basic version 11 and C# version 5) is available for download right now. As you know if you've been following our CTP releases, in C# and VB we've greatly improved the ease of programming in an asynchronous "continuation-passing" style such that the compilers do the hard work of rearranging the code into a form amenable to asynchrony, so that you don't have to. VB also now has iterator blocks, and has surpassed C# in that VB iterator blocks can even be inside lambdas. Pretty neat.

And that's just the big stuff for C# and VB; there is an enormous amount of new stuff here in the languages, the tools and the runtime. I can't wait to see what developers do with all of these amazing features. Please, download the beta and give us feedback on what you like and what you don't like.

See the following blog posts for more details:

* Jason Zander
* C# Team
* VB Team

  • nice to know that c# and Vb will go to the next level with asynchronous programming... can't wait for the release.

  • Eric,

    Any plans to add something along the lines of CallerMemberType in the future?

    This would also help in logging and databinding scenrios quite a bit.

    Thanks,

    KShaban

  • Any chance for enum-generic constraints? ( ... where T. enum ... )

  • Great. Congrats microsoft.

  • Nice post! Thanks , for providing the new tool in the Visual studio in the .NET programming . I hope that it becomes more powerful than old .I will try it to use this tool. I send love, affection,strength to you for providing the tool in the .NET programming.

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    Thanks for sharing the information .

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