Will Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008, code-named Orcas, make a splash when it is released early next year? Check out this eWEEK Labs Walk-Through for an early look at Microsoft's forthcoming integrated development environment revision.

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2007-11-09
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

The interface of the latest version of Visual Studio is virtually identical to its predecessor's, with a similar looking Start Page as the default load option. Want to know what's new in Microsoft's newest IDE (integrated development environment)? Navigat

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - New Project

Most of Visual Studio 2008s new features can be found through the New Project dialog. The list of installed templates for C# and Visual Basic has been restructured and includes new categories for Web Development and Office Application Add-ins.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - New Project

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Add New Test

Compared to Visual Studio 2005's interface, the only visible change to Visual Studio 2008s primary interface is the addition of a Test item on the top menu bar. Selecting New Test from the drop-down menu pops up the Add New Test dialog, which facilitates

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Add New Test

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Remote Tools

The Remote Tools for debugging mobile applications have been split off from the IDE and are now launched from separate shortcuts accessible through the Windows Start menu. These Remote Tools havent really been updated since the days of Embedded Visual C+

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Remote Tools

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Mobile Platforms

With regard to C++ application development for mobile platforms, Microsoft has taken a 'don't fix what ain't broke' attitude. Visual Studio 2008 offers the same powerful framework as the 2005 edition, with Windows CE/Windows Mobile and Pocket PC emulators

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Mobile Platforms

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Server Explorer

Additional tools, like the Server Explorer shown here, collapse onto the right-most toolbar, providing access to dense functionality and utilities without crowding the primary workspace.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Server Explorer

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