It would be even nicer if VS were able to copy code using Word styles instead of using colors and fonts from the VS settings. Producing code snippets for B/W printing is a pain in the back.
@OrigamiCar: I see the same behavior. You can get the start screen to appear on any monitor, but once you dismiss it, the Win key will always make it appear on the primary monitor.
This isn't a big deal for me: I have two monitors and I set one to be my "desktop monitor" (not the primary screen) while the other is mostly dedicated to outlook and modern apps (the primary screen). In this setup, not being able to dismiss the start screen accidentally by clicking on the desktop is an improvement IMO.
Also, I replicated the taskbar on all the monitors: looks busier, but it's convenient enough that I don't mind the wasted pixels. This also has the added bonus that it's really easy to get the start screen to appear on any given monitor: I just have to click on the corresponding start button (hey, it's actually useful!).
I think that's a myth. These days the syntax is a minor hurdle in getting to be proficient in a language; the bulk of the work is getting to know the libraries and frameworks at your disposal and, I would add, the platform. I suspect it's a lot easier for a VB.NET programmer to learn C#, despite the alien syntax, than it would be for a Java programmer to do the same.
Also, even though the two languages were very similar at the beginning, they went their own separate ways. You can probably still morph a Java program and make it compile in C#, but the result is not necessarily good C# code.
For the first time in a long while, I used "Metro" messaging for more than a few lines and it almost drove me nuts.
The problem is I have a Hotmail account that got merged with Skype, and I was chatting with someone in a similar situation. The net result was that every message sent on messaging was echoed via Skype (which produces a flurry of blue notification toaster) and on my phone, complete with notification sound and vibration (and often badly out of sync). Closing Skype didn't help and turning off my phone wasn't an option.
Ideally, I would like Skype to notice I'm following the conversation on a different app/device and be quiet, but I would settle for being able to turn it off manually.
I assume there's a problem with my configuration, but I cannot figure out what. Any clues?
@cbae: I suppose it's more of a PR move than a business one.
If you buy a tablet and you cannot do much because there are no apps, you blame the tablet maker and its poor app store.
But if you own a tablet and you can do pretty much everything you need except for accessing your Windows machine remotely, you blame Microsoft for not making the app.
Easy as that: not getting people mad at you is the first step in making a sale. Someday.
HTML and razor, mostly. That's the point: what you get with view source is not very useful in replicating the same functionality as a lot was lost in translation, not to mention that websites tend to rely on JS and CSS files that you don't get with view source anyway.
You can still get JS and CSS through other means but, at least for JS, minification makes them pretty useless.
I suspect that by "View Source" the OP intended any tool capable of inspecting the DOM.
@fabian: That article is a stretch by admission of it's author.
I'd add that View Source is largely useless already, thanks to minification, dynamic content and the fact that most don't write raw HTML5 any more. If it became impossible to look at machine code, would you say it's detrimental to programming?
@Dr Herbie: I would suggest picking a different style. Maybe it's just me, but since that's what every web application made with Visual Studio (and bootstrap) will look like - even just for a few minutes - my brain registers a website with that style as a placeholder and make me reach for the back button.
Nothing substitutes an actual web designer, but a stopgap solution would be to pick a style from http://bootswatch.com/2/
Other than that, good luck.
P.S.: I think you need an extra 'r' in "We don't change you code for you".
Most of the time, that's 5 EUR too many.
It depends on what kind of beast you have to tame. Butchering a Linux distro into an RTOS will usually get you an ugly mess that is neither Linux nor an RTOS. But "royalty-free" mends all sorts of scars.
Microsoft could easily get a lot of traction in the market if only they were willing to make bare-metal compilers and debuggers for VS: the same developers that balk at the idea of having to pay even a tiny royalty on their products are the same who pay thousands of dollars to get a decent IDE.