Hey where's the famous Ribbon in place of the toolbar?!?!? It's a desktop app after all. At least you'd be more consistent rather than this half-donkeyed thing that some fools think is in a metro style. I'm sure the decision makers on this are all just saying "people just don't like change" but c'mon really? This is metro? You should be ashamed.
@DeathByVisualStudio:Adding color is the #1 request on the Visual Studio UserVoice site. Please feel free to add your vote and elaborate on what you want. The product team is hearing this feedback loud and clear and is listening.
Thanks. I voted. Strange that the site doesn't support a Passport/Live/Microsoft Account login.
Now I know to whom to direct my rage on the removal of color from the IDE. Thanks!
I loved how he spoke of developers wanting to "focus on their code" and not on the tool yet what was he doing most of the demo? Looking around the IDE for tools and clicking on them. Kinda hard to find what you're looking for when everything looks the same.
Nice "metro" theme. I'm gonna ALL CAPS my toolbar tabs too so I can say I'm "metro". [facepalm]
Nice broadrange set of topics with just enough depth to make me want to look into some things. I'm old so a little longer time on the screenshots please.
It was great to see Microsoft actually talking about WPF. It's too bad however they were riding on the coattails of Brian Lagunas and the folks who build the extended WPF toolkit (IOW not Microsoft's work or $$$). The last release of Microsoft WPF toolkit was February 2010. Unless Microsoft shows it's still really behind it WPF is pretty much dead. Also that was a great exchange between Brian Keller and Nic about IP of the extended toolkit. LOL!
WOW! Finally Windows gadgets get the focus they deserve! I always thought these puny gadgets were never going to amount to much but Microsoft making them full screen is just sheer genious. And we all know how well web based apps worked on the iPhone. They sold like hotcakes. I mean you couldn't find a native app in Apple's app store even if you tried.
Well back to filling the dumpster with my legacy WPF skills. Won't be needing them much longer. Thanks Microsoft for providing such a clear and concise strategy for developers to follow.