Ten Cool Visual Studio 2010 Features

I’ve attended an event late March in Glasgow where Scott Guthrie, Microsoft vice president showed off some of the new fewatures of Visual Studio 2010. Based on this talk and my experience using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and the Release Candidate I’ve collected the ten most useful new features of this edition. These are:

  • Pinning variables when debugging
  • Box selection
  • On-the-fly search
  • Zooming
  • View call hierarchy
  • Sequence diagrams
  • Dependency graphs
  • IntelliTrace and dump debugging
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Intellisense improvements

For a detailed description of each of these features read my blog post Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Visual Studio at my Scott Logic blog.

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  2. Bret Ferrier

    Not to ask more but I have seen blogs on all of these except the “dump debugging” is that part of IntelliTrace

  3. Gergely Orosz

    Bret: IntelliTrace and debugging dumps are different. IntelliTrace is an extra feature in the Ultimate edition. Dump debugging is a new VS feature to debug dump files, see this video and this article on more information on it.

  4. Ed

    Box selection has been available in all versions since 2002 from what I remember.

  5. Rajendra

    Is there any facility in Visual Studio 2010 which supports wifi connectivity? or the services like Ipod or iphone?will you please mention if exist?.

  6. Gergely Orosz

    Rajendra: Visual Studio only supports developing porgrams in .NET. As I’m aware .NET doesn’t have any wifi connectivity libraries and it’s also not possible to run .NET on iPhone/iPod thus there’s no way Visual Studio would support any of this.

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