We listened to your feedback and worked a large number of new features to help you become more productive + improved a lot on our old set of features. Explaining all the new work would probably be too much for a blog post, but I will try to highlight on all that I can recollect. Give it a shot!
If you reached here, you probably will have a lot of questions (in addition to positive and negative feedback!). Please feel free to ask and share your feedback…
Holy smokes this is going to be cool. So many changes, will take some time to get used to, but they sound great. Tab hotkey and right-click to find associated XAML jump out to me. OK, time to explore...
Yea so many new things... why don't you tell us about what did you remove from the previus CTP please... I can't buil XBAP apps, and I dont know what else have you removed from the product.
I don't think anything has been removed so to speak. The things that people seem to be be frustrated the most with are:
a) Code editing support: There is no way we can provide the level of sophistication that Visual Studio provides in this space. While the intial reaction to this "why?", you will note that even with something like Visual Studio Express, you will will be way more productive.
b) Creating XBAPs: There were many reasons why we could not support authoring of these: a) We did not have the ability to create certificates which goes hand-in-hand with these. b) Our deployment options were fairly limited. Again, please note that if you have a XBAP project, we should be able to edit it just fine (or that is the hope).
I am super excited to be a part of Microsoft's Expression Studio . We just made a public announcement
What can we do with the program?