One thing that is missing in visual studio is the ability to manage tabs (meaning when I open files they appear as tabs)
I often have many files open when working in VS. I always struggle with finding the relevant files the way vs organizes the tabs are very inefficient and lack many features.
I would like if VS would give the ability to
have multiple rows of tabs where I decide which tab/file belong to which row
coloring tabs and rows
saving tabs and rows order
When working on different tasks I need different files/tabs to be open, e.g for task 1 i need file a, b, c open and for task 2 i need file d, e open
I would like to be able to save tabs, such that when I'm going to work on a specific task e.g. task 2 I can just go ahead and open a saved tabs order and have all those files (d and e) related to that task open i correct rows and order.
However I think there is just to much information I as a developer need to keep myself updated with, all the new technologies and the big and small improvements. It becomes even more difficult trying to learn and apply all the new things in a real life application.
I'm a ASP:NET MVC developer and I would like to build a real life application using the Cross-Platform Mobile App. However this video (and the others at Channel 9) are not practical in order for me to start developing a real life cross platform mobile app.
I would therefore suggest that Microsoft start releasing books every 6th month that shows how to make real life application from stracth using new and improved technologies, with all the bells and whistles. These books should accumulated all the new technologies and improvements from the last 6 months.
I there is ofcourse wrox, apress and orielly etc. however these companies unfortunately do not release books so often, they always wait until the final version of a given technology is released which is too late, their books contains often the same old stuff, they are mostly directed towards beginners (even the professional series) and mostly they do not show how to build "advanced" real life application. So I really hope you will take this suggestion into consideration.
Again thanks for your excellent work on building Cross-Platform Mobile App.
I really appreciate the series you have made here. However I just "discovered" this series by coincidence. It could be nice if it was possible to subscribe to topics like "azure web sites" "asp.net mvc". Maybe you could upload these series on youtube, making it much easier for us to get notifications when you create new videos within our fields of interests.
Anyway I hope you guys will continue making great series like this, especially now that we have visual studio 2015, vNext, EF7, MVC 6 etc.
NB: Maybe you could also do series on mobile app developement, using apache cordova and also xamarin, both within vs15.
This was a nice intro, however I would very much have liked if you could give a full run down on how to create the application that was shown in the video.
You Guys are doing a lot of great stuff, however you need to put in some time to teach us how to use this stuff. I would very much like to be able to make application for iOS/Android/Windows in Xamarin and VS 2015, but the material is just not there or it is just way to difficult and time consuming to get started with.