New Features in Visual Studio 2008 (code-named Orcas)

Visual Studio 2008 (code-named Orcas)

Visual Studio 2008 (code-named Orcas) is scheduled to be officially launched on February 27, 2008 . It is focused on development of Windows Vista, 2007 Office system, and Web applications.

The new features that is gping to be packed with this is,

  • LINQ (Language Integrated Query) new versions of C# and VB languages ,

  • WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) visual designer ,

  • A new HTML/CSS editor influenced by Microsoft Expression Web

  • Default configures compiled assemblies to run on .NET Framework 3.5

  • XAML based designer (codenamed Cider)

  • Workflow designer

  • LINQ to SQL designer

  • XSLT debugger

  • XSD designer

  • JavaScript Intellisense support

  • JavaScript Debugging support

  • support for UAC manifests

  • An enhanced set of UI widgets, both for WinForms and WPF

  • J# will not be included

 Hope this list is really exciting.


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