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    JoshRoss

    I'm digging the responsiveness of the IDE. The updates to the way it handles javascript are really nice, too.

    -Josh

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    Charles

    Right on. The VS team did a lot of work on fundamentals (like responsiveness and performance). Glad you noticed Smiley
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    vesuvius

    @Charles:I think the bug fixes in WPF are going to make pretty much everything that uses the technology much faster. Just wish there was a way to update pre .NET 4.5 versions and that the bug fixes had been made in the .NET 3.5 SP1 stage - they really should have identified, prioritised and fixed the issues then. 

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    vesuvius

    @vesuvius: coming to think of it, since WPF is now being touted as legacy, does that mean Visual Studio is now also a legacy application?

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    AndyC

    @vesuvius: It's not really "legacy" though, it's still the current technology for desktop applications. WinRT and Metro might be the preferred technology for a lot of things, but the class of application that really requires a complex multi-window UI, thus the desktop, should still favour WPF.

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    mawcc

    , vesuvius wrote

    @Charles:I think the bug fixes in WPF are going to make pretty much everything that uses the technology much faster. Just wish there was a way to update pre .NET 4.5 versions and that the bug fixes had been made in the .NET 3.5 SP1 stage - they really should have identified, prioritised and fixed the issues then. 

    At least .NET 4 apps should benefit from the fixes, because as I understand it, .NET 4.5 is an in-place update for .NET 4.

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    contextfree`

    Yeah VS11 cold starts in about 2-3 seconds on my laptop, with starting new instances taking no noticeable startup time at all. Admittedly my laptop is pretty badass.

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    Charles

    @mawcc: You are correct.

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    a235301

    Anyone know when VS11 is going to production? I am trying to decide if we should upgrade now to VS2010 or wait for 11.  Google doesn't seem to be of help on a potential release date.

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    cbae

    , a235301 wrote

    Anyone know when VS11 is going to production? I am trying to decide if we should upgrade now to VS2010 or wait for 11.  Google doesn't seem to be of help on a potential release date.

    How would Google know about the release date for a product that Microsoft sells? Wink

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    vesuvius

    @Charles: Care to spill the beans Charles? Big Smile

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    felix9

    , mawcc wrote

    *snip*

    At least .NET 4 apps should benefit from the fixes, because as I understand it, .NET 4.5 is an in-place update for .NET 4.

    not for XP, I suppose.

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