Visual Studio 11

by Daniel M
The article that I read was about the new features for Visual Studio 11. The first new feature that visual studio 11 has is that it will allow for backwards compatibility between visual studio 10 and 11. This means that if you have projects that you did in visual studio 10 and wanted to upgrade to visual studio 11, you can do this with no problems. The next new feature is a feature that will allow you to search for anything in any screen. Visual Studio 11 also has an improved version of intenseness and also has a huge library of code snippets. This is good because it makes it so much easier to code when the program automatically closes tags for you. The next new feature is a color picker box that comes up and allows you to select a specific color when you are changing colors of stuff in CSS. Another feature in Visual Studio 11 is the page inspector. This feature will track your mouse movement and show you the corresponding code if you are in split view. It will also do the same thing if you are in a CSS page. Microsoft also made some enhancements to the framework to make the program work faster and to make the database more lightweight.

This article relates to this class because we are using visual studio for our project and we need to keep up on whats new with the newer versions of the programs. Keeping up with new programs also allows us to decide if upgrading to the new version is really worth the money. I found some of these new features very interesting and they seem like they would make the program more user friendly and easier to pick up. I feel like Microsoft is making great strides in making their programs better and trying to keep up with some of the other languages.

References:Visual studio 11 – awesome new features for web developers. (2012, april 28). Retrieved from

3 thoughts on “Visual Studio 11

  • May 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    That is very true, we got to keep up to date with our programs or we will be left behind on the new technology that comes out. It just very discouraging that we have to pay more money for more features.

  • May 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I too feel that software, along with their features, should be kept up to date in order to keep up with users. Once a software plateaus, the user will become restricted to whatever capabilities are attainable through that software.

  • May 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I read and wrote about this article for this weeks blog. Cool to learn about the features that will be implemented in the newest version of the software. I cannot wait to learn more about the software so that I can have a better understanding of what the new features will have to offer.

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