We talked previously about the new look and feel, content integration, and controls for the Windows Dev Center. Also new is what we’ve referred to as “applications” that are components of the dev center. The three key applications are the samples gallery, the forums, and search. Before going deep into what’s new here, I want to thank the MSDN team who has done an amazing job in engineering and designing these updates.
The samples gallery has been updated significantly for this release. New to the samples gallery are the following:
The following screenshot shows the new code browse/view interface. It even supports syntax highlighting!
The following image shows the related threads UI. When you begin posting a new thread, the Forums application suggests existing threads that may already address your topic.
We have been continuously making improvements to the Windows Dev Center search. New for the Windows Developer Preview release are:
Although it’s subtle, the improvements in search should make it much easier to filter through the results that you will get when you perform searches on the dev centers. The following image shows how search reveals whether a forum result is answered or has responses:
So this pretty much concludes our short post series about what’s new in the dev center. Thank you for reading!