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Visual Studio 2013 Preview Highlights

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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There has been a fundamental shift to device and services experiences altering how the industry approaches software development. Consumers, customers, and employees now demand a new breed of applications. They demand applications that provide the best experience across multiple screens and devices, always-connected services for data they need, security, and continuous evolution.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview builds on the advances delivered in Visual Studio 2012 and subsequent Visual Studio Updates to provide the solution needed for development teams to embrace this transformation and to develop and deliver new modern applications that leverage the next wave in Windows platform innovation (Windows 8.1), while supporting devices and services across all Microsoft platforms.

Below are just some of the highlights in this release, including: innovative features for greater developer productivity, support for Windows 8.1 app development, web development advances, debugging and optimization improvements for native and managed code, and expanded ALM capabilities.

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Innovative Features for Greater Developer Productivity

Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes many user interface improvements based on customer feedback and Microsoft’s core design principle of keeping the focus on the content to deliver an improved user experience. You may notice the more than 400 modified icons with greater differentiation and increased use of color, a redesigned Start page, and other subtle design changes throughout Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes a number of improvements to help you be more productive and stay focused when coding. Some features first appeared as experiments in the Visual Studio Power Tools extension before being refined and incorporated into Visual Studio. Productivity features such as automatic bracket completion, the ability to move code lines or blocks using keyboard shortcuts, and in-line navigation are now built-in. In addition, Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes a new Team Explorer with an enhanced Home page that provides easier navigation to team collaboration features, including the ability to undock Pending Changes and Builds into a separate window.

When you work with large code files it can be hard to keep track of where you are. In Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you can easily switch the behavior of the scroll bar between two modes. In bar mode, you can view annotations such as your caret position, change your location, and track errors more directly. In map mode, the scroll bar shows a live preview of source code as well as the ability to hover over code to preview it greater detail within a tooltip. You can then click on the exact code position which navigates to that location.

Understanding what a line of code does is a key task during development. The Go To Definition command is now accompanied by the new Peek Definition feature. With Peek Definition you no longer have to leave the context of your line of code to view a read-only definition in an inline view. You can simply dismiss the inline view without losing context, or open it as a full window for an editable view

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