Here is a little feedback on Visual Studio 11 & Blend 5…
1 – Visual Studio 11
Fast file preview
You may know that Visual Studio is multi-tab layered. But, when you « simple-click » on a file in the file treeview, a new tab stacked on the left will appear. It will provide you a quick preview of the file content.
Quick search in Solution
Visual studio embed now a search field just above the file treeview. You can now look for a file, a class, a method or a field in few seconds. It will enhance our productivity incredibly.
Quick Search Command
You can also search for a command through the search field in the Visual Studio Toolbar and access quickly for all available commands.
Some « Metro Style Application » samples
2 – Blend 5
Where are my tools ?
Long long long CSS train …
Once unfolded, CSS properties are numerous…
Your application can be tester under multiple format. This is a good point of Blend 5. You can also activate an emulator for directly seeing the result. Here is the result in the emulator :
Good features nevertheless …
Some good features are added inside Blend 5… You can fly over a CSS Style and see where it is applied.
I am worry about Silverlight/WPF/Xaml-Based future for many reasons.
- I have seen lots of Silverlight developers that doesn’t know how to use Blend… (too many …)