Visual Studio 2015 RTM

Visual Studio 2015 has released. In this episode, Robert and Dmitry Lyalin highlight and demo ten of their favorite features.

Robert shows:

  • Custom Window layouts [07:30]. Customize the position, size and behavior of windows to create window layouts that work best for various development workflows.
  • Debugging Lambda expressions [11:00]. Evaluate lambda expressions in the Watch, Immediate, and other debugger windows.
  • IntelliTest [15:30]. Automatically generate unit tests with high code coverage.
  • Live Visual Tree and Live Property Explorer [21:40]. View the full visual tree and inspect the properties set on any element of a running XAML application.
  • Xamarin Starter Edition [27:30]. Get started building XAML and C# based cross platform apps.

Dmitry shows:

  • ASP.NET 5 [30:15]. A lean and composable .NET stack for building modern web applications for both cloud and on-premises servers.
  • Code Analyzers & PerfTips [36:00]. Get live code analysis and automatic fixes as you type and see how long code took to execute directly in the editor when you set breakpoints and step with the debugger.
  • CodeLens now in Visual Studio Pro [41:30]. Find code references, changes to your code, related TFS/VSO items and unit tests – all without looking away from the code.
  • Apache Cordova & Android Emulator [44:00]. Build, debug, and test cross-platform apps that target Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone from one simple Visual Studio project.
  • Python Tools [48:00]. Support for Python within Visual Studio.