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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM Available

    Today we released Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 (you can read more on Brian Harry ’s blog and Soma ’s blog). To upgrade you can either download the update or install a full version of Visual Studio 2013 with Update 3 already installed from these links: Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: Update 3 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013

    Today we’re announcing the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 , which is now available for download ; direct links for these downloads are at the bottom of this post. You can read more about the announcement on Brian Harry’s blog , this Channel 9 video , and on the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: New Memory Usage Tool for WPF and Win32 Applications

    In Visual Studio 2013 we added a tool in the performance and diagnostics hub to enable you to analyze memory usage for Windows Store apps built using XAML. Since last fall, we’ve gotten requests to support WPF and Win32 apps. Today we’re happy to share the progress we’ve made on these...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Update to Productivity Power Tools 2013

    Today, we’re releasing an update to Productivity Power Tools 2013 on the Visual Studio Gallery. In this release, we fixed a number of customer-reported bugs and issues, and introduced a new feature called syntactic line compression. Syntactic line compression enables you to make better use of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is here!

    We’re excited to share that the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is ready to download . If you are already using Visual Studio 2013 then you’ll soon have a notification waiting for you in the notification hub to start the download and install Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013. If...
  • Blog Post: Improving Setup in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    A few weeks ago at the Build conference, we released a release candidate of the second update to Visual Studio 2013. This update of Visual Studio contained significant new functionality including being able to create Universal Apps for both Windows and Windows Phone. To be able to target Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript 1.0 Released and Open for Contributions

    Recently, we announced the release of TypeScript 1.0. In addition, we’re excited to say that TypeScript is now taking code contributions from the community. This is a significant milestone for the TypeScript project and team! TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds types to JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

    UPDATE 6/12/2014: We have released the final version of this extension - v1.0.0.0. This release addresses: Warnings when building with Microsoft.bcl.async Error 2727 occuring with more than 1 content file Some cases of the 0x8000000A when using the command line Unfortunately we couldn...
  • Blog Post: Authoring Windows 8.1 Apps in XAML

    At the BUILD conference last week , we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. We have been busy improving the overall experience of XAML development in Visual Studio and Blend, and this post gives you an overview of some of the cool new features...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio to build Universal XAML Apps

    At the Build conference, we announced the release of the new converged Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 platforms. As a developer, this means you can now build XAML and HTML universal apps that run on both Phone and Tablets by sharing a significant amount of code and content. To enable building universal...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Phone 8.1 Apps in HTML

    Last week at the BUILD conference, we announced that you can now build apps for Windows Phone 8.1 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using much the same techniques you use for building Windows 8.1 Store apps today. To help you build these apps, we’ve made many improvements to Visual Studio 2013 and...
  • Blog Post: The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    Release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is now available to download . This update supports TFS 2013 Update 2 RTM as well as the Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platform releases announced yesterday. Checkout Somasegar’s blog where he talks about these new releases, the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 2013 now available for Visual Studio 2013

    As announced recently on the Windows Embedded blog , the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 product is now generally available . This update release includes integration to the latest Visual Studio 2013 through updated platform builder and application builder, inbox WiFi device driver for TI SDP44xx and debugging...
  • Blog Post: Improving High-DPI support for Visual Studio 2013

    Visual Studio has had support for High-DPI modes for some time. Visual Studio 2010 adopted WPF as its primary UI framework, which addressed many existing high-DPI issues. Some of our components which leverage Win32, however, had not been fully updated to incorporate high-DPI awareness. At the beginning...
  • Blog Post: Blend for HTML Behaviors and Actions

    Blend for Visual Studio 2013 introduces a feature to HTML developers that may be familiar to those who already work with XAML: Behaviors . When attached to HTML elements, Behaviors add life to an application by executing a JavaScript event handler. Developers can choose from a wide variety of ready-to...
  • Blog Post: Try the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2

    The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2 is ready for you to download and try . Our team remains committed to delivering regular improvements to Visual Studio 2013 through new capabilities and bug fixes. The update for Visual Studio 2013 offers improvements in a number of areas including Team Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 arriving soon for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

    As announced recently on the Windows Embedded blog , Microsoft Windows Embedded is making an update release to the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 product to be available this spring. This update release includes integration to the latest Visual Studio 2013 through updated platform builder and application...
  • Blog Post: Auto History Extension in Visual Studio 2013

    Have you ever found yourself wishing you could roll back a few hours to a piece of code you had working but have made changes to? You were “in the flow” and you haven’t checked anything in to your source control system (or perhaps weren’t using source code control on your project...
  • Blog Post: Visually Creating Snippets

    Get the new Snippetizer DevLabs Extension here Snippets are a fun and easy way to quickly add code into your app. Snippets are commonly used, small blocks of code that represent a particular action or pattern that developers find useful, ranging from simple try-finally or if-else to entire classes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Survey: How do you develop for multiple form factors?

    This is your chance to influence the next major release of Visual Studio. If you build applications that target multiple devices or form factors (e.g. a single application consumed on phone, tablet and desktop), we want to hear from you. Your input will be used to shape new features planned to streamline...
  • Blog Post: Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013

    Those following the Visual Studio 2013 launch may have noticed that we've taken your UserVoice feedback seriously and brought more Productivity Power Tools into the core Visual Studio experience . We selected the all-time favorites: Enhanced Scrollbar, Move-line and Brace Completion; polished and...
  • Blog Post: Making Visual Studio Accessible

    Microsoft as a whole is committed to making our technology accessible to everyone (see our Accessibility Mission Statement ). This is true for us here in Visual Studio as well, and we work continuously to improve the accessibility of each product we release. The recently released Visual Studio 2013 is...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Survey

    On October 17 th 2013, we announced the General Availability (GA) of Visual Studio 2013 . We would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts while testing the pre-releases of Visual Studio 2013. While we read and consider all feedback from our community (Connect, UserVoice and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Launch Partners

    On November 13, 2013, we launched Visual Studio 2013 at our launch event in New York City, and we’re excited to share that 74 of our Visual Studio Launch Partners are delivering 123 integrated products for you to use as well! Visit the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch site to watch launch keynotes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Launched!

    Visual Studio 2013 has launched! If you missed watching the launch event live, watch the keynote here . Check out Somasegar’s blog for details on new announcements made today. We also have a wealth of videos posted on Channel 9 for you to see what VS 2013 has in store for you. Here are a few...
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