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New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – March 2016

It was great to see the excitement around last month’s post and I heard from many of you that you have discovered some new extensions. March has been another great month for the Visual Studio ecosystem. We added over 100 extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll ...

New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – March 2016

It was great to see the excitement around last month’s post and I heard from many of you that you have discovered some new extensions. March has been another great month for the Visual Studio ecosystem. We added over 100 extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll ...

UI development made easier with XAML Edit & Continue

Making UI is easy. Making GREAT UI can be a bit trickier. Visual Studio wants to be the best in class tool for designing good user experiences. We have been spending a lot of our time looking at the challenges you face, learning from them, and being inspired by watching you try to solve UI problems. As a result, we have made some improvements ...

Visual Studio “15”: Installing Just What You Need

Over the past year, we've had the opportunity to chat with hundreds of you (developers), from those who use Visual Studio every day to those who have never used it. We observed how you setup your development environments and how they evolve and change over time. We learned that you spend a significant amount of time getting the right set of ...

Visual Studio TACO Update 8 and new Ionic templates

Last week we announced many new Visual Studio updates, including Ionic support in the Cordova Extension for Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) Update 8. In this post, I’ll highlight the main changes included in the Visual Studio TACO Update 8 release – which you already have If you installed Visual Studio...

A Vision For Visual Studio “15”: Take on Dependencies. Stay Productive.

When it comes to leveraging OSS and other reusable components, developers have more options today than ever before. Productivity gains from taking on external dependencies can evaporate quickly though, when you need to spend time debugging or searching for dependency source code. To do these tasks, you might need to enlist and rebuild a ...

Faster, Leaner, Focused on Your Development Needs: The New Visual Studio Installer

Visual Studio continues to grow in power and capability with each release. Our objective is to provide every developer with the tools you need to be successful whether you’re building mobile, cloud, or desktop apps regardless of your language or framework. Now that Visual Studio includes tools for Any Developer building Any App, it also ...

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