Feeds

Future features for Visual Studio 2005

Nice product - shame about the availability

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Microsoft has brought forward features for its Visual Studio 2005 developer suite, originally planned for a later edition, helping refine the delayed suite.

The next version of Microsoft's IDE will see “edit and continue” added for the Visual C# .NET language along with a set of new icons that provide general access to new features, according to corporate vice president Soma Somasegar.

"Edit and continue" was the single most requested feature by developers responding to the company's MSDN Product Feedback Center, Somasegar said. Changes should enable developers to update code whilst they are in the debugging phase, instead of needing to compile the code.

<pAlso, ASP.NET Web Forms templates have been updated so as not to use "obsolete" HTML - Microsoft has apparently adopted a more recent version of HTML for use in during drag-and-drop development of web pages.

Visual Studio's Intellisense feature, which acts as an auto-complete and pre-empts what the user is typing to speed development, will be less quick off the draw. Microsoft has tweaked Intellisense so it does not pick an option too quickly.

In his blog, Somasegar is eager to talk-up how far Microsoft is responding to feedback on the MSDN Product Feedback Center, but he does not indicate when Visual Studio 2005 will ship.

The IDE, part of Microsoft's debut application lifecycle management (ALM) suite Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS), was due by the middle of this year - having been pushed back from second half of 2004.

But earlier this year Microsoft quietly pushed back that mid-2005 date to "the second half" of 2005, meaning the suite is running at least a year late. If Microsoft sticks to its current schedule, we could actually see improvements such as “edit and continue” for C# appear with Visual Studio in early 2006, around the time of Microsoft's VSLive! conference in San Francisco, California. ®

Related stories

Indigo not so open as .NET Framework?
MOM grows up as DSI takes off
Microsoft competitive chief pragmatic on Linux

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.