Microsoft announced an update to the Visual Studio user interface (UI) for the Visual Studio 11 release candidate (RC). In the Visual Studio 11 beta, Microsoft showed an updated UI to help developers be more productive by reducing complexity, simplifying common tasks, and enhancing overall usability. These changes enable developers to minimize distractions in their development environment and focus on what is most important, the code. We have incorporated feedback from the developer community during the beta cycle into these UI updates. This update will be available in future product milestones, including the RC of Visual Studio 11.
The UI feedback in Visual Studio 11 beta from developers focused on three key areas:
Based on the beta feedback and the evolving Microsoft design norms, we have made the following changes to the RC:
Thoughtfully adding “energy” to the developer experience
Applying Metro styling in a more a balanced way
Addressed icon usability concerns
For more details, please visit to Visual Studio blog.
Finally some good news :) Thanks....
Thank you so much for adding color to the icons. That's the exact suggestion I was hoping to make. I love working with Visual Studio, but the beta IDE is really frustrating. IDEs should be displayed in a way that improves readability and usability. Having the IDE be in black and white, with menu titles in all caps, looks really unprofessional and is very hard to work with. I've so glad you've changed it. Can you possibly upload the RC version to Dreamspark?
I'm so glad you've changed it.*
When can we expect the finished product?
Visual Studio 2012 RC (Release Candidate) is available until the finished product is released. You can get it from www.microsoft.com/.../downloads