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What's New in Visual Studio 2010

This topic contains links to information about new features and enhancements in Visual Studio 2010 and associated service releases.

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What's New in Visual Basic 2010

Describes new features in the Visual Basic language and Code Editor. The features include implicit line continuation, auto-implemented properties, collection initializers, and more.

What's New in Visual C# 2010

Describes new features in the C# language and Code Editor. The features include the dynamic type, named and optional arguments, enhanced Office programmability, and variance.

What's New in Visual C++ 2010

Describes new and revised features in Visual C++. The features include lambda expressions, the rvalue reference declarator, and the auto, decltype, and static_assert keywords.

What's New in Visual F# 2010

Describes the F# language, which is a language that supports functional programming for the .NET Framework.

Other Technologies

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Getting Started with Visual Studio

Describes how you can become familiar with this version of Visual Studio, whether you have used other versions or are new to the product.

Quick Tour of the Integrated Development Environment

Provides a brief overview of many of the application development features and tools that are included in Visual Studio.

What's New in the .NET Framework 4

Contains information about key features and improvements in the .NET Framework 4.

What's New for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management 2010 (on the MSDN Web site)

Describes the new capabilities of Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management 2010, which replaces Team Foundation Server.

What's New in the Visual Studio 2010 Editor

Describes the new and enhanced features in the Visual Studio editor.

What's New in Code Generation and Text Templates

Describes how you can use text templates to generate code and other resources in your application, and also to generate text files of any kind at run time. New features include integration with the build process, precompiled text templates, and additional support for customization.

What's New in Deployment

Describes how you can deploy applications and the latest version of the .NET Framework as a prerequiste in your ClickOnce or Windows Installer deployment packages. You can also deploy your applications by using InstallShield 2010 Limited Edition.

What's New in Office Development

Describes how you can develop solutions for the 2010 Office system and the 2007 Office system.

What's New in Data Application Development

Describes the new features for working with data in applications. These include drag-and-drop data binding by using the Data Sources window for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications and Silverlight applications. Additionally, the Entity Data Model tools include many new features, for example, you can generate a database from a conceptual model and you can work with complex types in the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer.

What's New in SharePoint Development

The SharePoint development tools that are included in Visual Studio 2010 help you create SharePoint solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

What's New in Microsoft Reports

Describes the new features in the Visual Studio Report Designer, the Report Wizard, and the ReportViewer controls.

Concurrency Runtime

Introduces the Concurrency Runtime, which is a concurrent programming framework for C++. The Concurrency Runtime simplifies parallel programming and helps you write robust, scalable, and responsive parallel applications. The Concurrency Runtime enables both imperative and declarative data-parallelism programming models by providing features such as parallel algorithms, thread-safe collection types, and asynchronous agents. The Concurrency Runtime also provides access to an underlying resource manager and work scheduler. These components abstract platform details and let you achieve efficient work scheduling and maximum CPU utilization.

Installing and Managing Visual Studio Tools and Extensions

Provides an overview of Extension Manager, which you can use to install a variety of tools and extensions for Visual Studio.

Start Page

Describes the UI and features of the new Visual Studio 2010 Start Page.

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