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Some new features in Visual studio 2008

1)       Multi-Targeting Support

Earlier you were not able to working with .NET 1.1 applications directly in visual studio 2005. Now in Visual studio 2008 you are able to create, run, debug the .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and .NET 3.5 applications. You can also deploy .NET 2.0 applications in the machines which contains only .NET 2.0 not .NET 3.x.

2)       Vertical Split View :

This feature show both design and source code in single window.  To enable vertical split-view orientation in VS 2008, select the tools->options menu item and go to the HTML Designer->General section.  Then check the "Split views vertically"  checkbox

3)       Javascript Debugging

Visual Studio 2008 makes it is simpler with javascript debugging. You can set break points and run the javaScript step by step and you can watch the local variables when you were debugging the javascript and solution explorer provides javascript document navigation support.

4)       Web Design and CSS Support

 Microsoft has added new Web Design and CSS Support to Visual Studio 2008

5)       AJAX & Silverlight Library support for ASP.NET

Previously developer has to install AJAX control library separately that does not come from VS, but now if you install Visual Studio 2008, you can built-in AJAX control library. Also in VS 2008 Silverlight Library is inbuilt.

6)       Access to .NET Framework Source Code

you can debug the source code of .NET Framework Library methods.


Posted by vijay on Friday, January 4, 2008 2:54 PM
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