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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Released

    Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 has shipped! As of today (Wednesday, October 21), it’s publicly available as a free download. Check out this page for the official product and download information. Find out more about the VS 2010 release Want more information about what’s new, what’s changed, and what...
  • Blog Post: Searching and Navigating Code in Visual Studio 2010

    Every developer knows that navigating code is vital to happy and productive coding. We’ve added several new features for code search and navigation in Visual Studio 2010, including Navigate To and an improved Call Hierarchy, to complement search staples like the Find and Replace dialog and Incremental...
  • Blog Post: Register for the (free!) VS Extensibility Summit

    Making extensibility easier and more accessible is one of the VS Platform team’s major goals for Visual Studio 2010. In addition to consulting samples , documentation , and forums , you can now learn about extensibility and have your questions answered in person during Visual Studio Extensibility Days...
  • Blog Post: Where did the Editor team go?

    You may have noticed that we haven’t been blogging quite as often lately, which begs the question, “What has the Editor team been doing since Beta1?” The answer: a lot! We’ve been focusing on a few specific goals since Beta1, and this post should give you a better idea not only of what we’re working...
  • Blog Post: Code Samples, Documentation, and… Twitter!

    Samples In an effort to help more people get started with Editor extensibility quickly and easily, we’ve recently posted some new code samples on the VS 2010 Editor. Each of the links below will take you to a sample, complete with description, instructions, and a download of all the code you need...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Getting Started with Editor Extensions

    In an attempt to bring extension building to the masses, the editor team submitted a hands on lab for TechEd this year that walks you through creating a real-world extension. While one of the goals of the lab is to show you how to build extensions in general, the hope was to also disseminate some of...
  • Blog Post: Common Editor Issues in VS 2010 Beta1

    Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and tried VS 2010 Beta1 so far! In the two weeks since Beta1 was released, you’ve sent us tons of feedback that has helped us fix some of the most commonly reported bugs. This post details frequently-encountered bugs and their status, in no particular order: ...
  • Blog Post: The new Box Selection, now with Multi-Line Editing!

    Since VS 2010 Beta1 became publicly available last week, the Editor team has heard from quite a few users who miss box selection (aka column selection, block selection, or rectangular selection). Yes, it’s missing from the beta, but the good news is that it will be back and better than ever for the final...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 Released!

    It’s official: Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 has shipped! Check out this page for the official product information or download it (free!) here . So what’s new for the Editor in Beta1? We’ve made significant improvements since the CTP, including better stability and easier extension development. You’ll...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing XML Doc Comments

    One of our goals for the new editor is to make extensibility easier and more powerful than ever before. From custom text coloring to visual adornments painted directly on the editor surface, extensibility can dramatically change and improve the development experience. A recent article written by Lisa...
  • Blog Post: Editor Evolution

    The new editor is featured in the cover story for the April issue of Visual Studio Magazine ! The magazine publishes news and information for professional developers, and this month it is spotlighting Visual Studio 2010 in an article called “IDE Evolution” . Here are a few highlights: “In VS 2010...
  • Blog Post: How do you use Tab Size and Indent Size?

    The Editor team wants to build the best product possible, and we need your help! This week, the team would like to ask for direct feedback on how you use tab size and indent size. Tab size is the amount of space each tab occupies, while indent size is the amount of space automatically inserted for each...
  • Blog Post: New Editor, New Font: 10-pt Consolas

    To complete the VS 2010 Editor’s new look, we’re updating the default font to 10-pt Consolas! It’s a fixed-width font that Microsoft’s typography experts designed specifically for developers, so it’s great for reading and writing code. Consolas also has proportions that are closer to normal text than...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 UI Unveiled

    You may have seen a glimpse of the Visual Studio 2010 editor in the past couple of months, but you've never seen it look like this! At VSLive! in San Francisco last week, Visual Studio General Manager Jason Zander unveiled a completely new UI for Visual Studio 2010. It's built on WPF, which not only...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the new VS10 Editor!

    Hi, As Sean mentioned below, the new VS10 Editor was unveiled at TechEd EMEA this week. We are all excited to introduce the new VS10 Editor to the world! The VS10 Editor was designed with extensibility from the ground up, and we want to enable our customers to build cool extensions on top of our platform...
  • Blog Post: A New Editor for Visual Studio

    Today at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona Spain, Jason Zander demonstrated a ton of new features that are part of the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 release. One of the key features that was well received by the audience was the New Editor for Visual Studio. In his demo, Jason showed how...
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