Well Visual Studio as we all know is a super tool that we Dotnet guys use. I just got to know it more when we migrated all our solutions from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2010(Well, the credit for migrating successfully goes to Kiran Patil who did it so smoothly!) And that’s how I got to know VS2010 in depth, and during this week, when I was on my small vacation, I tried to learn some very useful things about Visual Studio 2010 s that I can use it more smartly. VS 2010 has surely brought about a type of revolution in the world and taken Dotnet Development to the next generation. For putting in my experience and findings on VS2010 as compared to VS2008, Let me divide into two main things,
- Performance Improvements (as compared to previous versions of visual studio)
1. Performance Improvements
Well, here we will discuss in rather the following way… What we had in Visual Studio 2008 and What we have in Visual Studio 2010. Basically the problems that were faced in VS 2008 and that now have been taken care in VS 2010.
- When you had “Show All Files” checked in Visual Studi0 2008 in an open solution which contained of hundreds of files or rather thousands (including various Class Library projects and a web app or a windows app), and you started BUILD Solution, it may seem as if VS had gone off to a sleep ;). Hello! Anybody Home? You may not be able to work on VS at that particular time and sometimes, it may even result in a white screen just as if VS was telling us Hey Man! Take a chill pill..! 😀 But now, this is no more the case in Visual Studio 2010.
- When you wanted help from Visual Studio 2008, and you selected Help (Search or Index or anything), the Microsoft Document Viewer may take ages to load. Sometimes you start feeling, Oh God… will this load by tomorrow? And obviously, the better option was to search on MSDN or directly in Google, then to search in the VS 2008 Help. Searching in it took a real long time. Also, many a times, while loading the help, it may not allow you to work with Visual Studio :(. Now that was so annoying! It would give you the following screen!
But Now, in Visual Studio 2010, a Help Viewer is started in seconds than in rather minutes. And even searching is faster. 🙂
These were few that I had experienced a lot. There are some others too, but I would like to concentrate on Features rather!
- Extension Manager
- Multi-monitor Support
- Call Hierarchy
For an in-depth knowledge on Visual Studio 2010 and Dotnet Framework 4.0 refer to this link: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/08/25/vs-2010-and-net-4-series.aspx
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Happy Coding and Happy Visual Studioing! 🙂