Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 released

Develop and deliver modern applications that leverage the next wave in Windows platform innovation.
November 19, 2013 - 0:00
Feature Release

Visual Studio 2013 is a comprehensive collection of tools and services to help you create a wide variety of apps, for the Microsoft platform and beyond. It also connects all of your projects, teams and stakeholders. Your team can work with greater agility from virtually anywhere irrespective of development tool. Whether you’re designing .NET apps, writing code or testing and debugging a cloud-connected app, join millions of developers worldwide in choosing Visual Studio as your essential development environment.

The following editions are available:

Updates in 2013

  • Pending Changes Window and New Team Explorer - Easily switch the behavior of the scroll bar between two modes. In bar mode, you can view annotations such as your caret position, change your location and track errors more directly. In map mode, the scroll bar shows a live preview of source code as well as the ability to hover over code to preview it greater detail within a tooltip.
  • Peek Definition - CodeLens (Code Information Indicators) in Visual Studio 2013 shows information such as recent changes, who was the last person to work on the code, what unit tests cover the method (including the latest pass/fail state) and what code references exist.
  • Support for Windows 8.1 App Development - New Coded UI test support for XAML apps, UI Responsiveness Analyzer and Energy Consumption profiler for XAML and HTML apps, enhanced memory profiling tools for HTML apps and improved integration with the Windows Store.
  • UI Responsiveness Analyzer - Blend for XAML has been enhanced with significant new capabilities for Windows Store app design, such as the addition of rulers and custom guides for more precise content layout as well as improved styling capabilities.
  • Blend for Visual Studio - XAML editor now provides advances in IntelliSense, which is now also available for data binding, template binding and resources.
  • Web Development Advancements - The One ASP.NET vision unifies your web project experience in Visual Studio 2013 so that you can create ASP.NET web applications using your preference of ASP.NET component frameworks in a single project. This new unified experience includes the ability to easily create hybrid applications that include improved versions of ASP.NET WebForms, MVC or Web API, all in a single project.
  • Create Modern Business Apps for Office 365 - Create and manage modern business applications that extend the Office 365 experience to help people interact with business processes, artifacts and other systems.
  • Debugging and Optimization Improvements - The new Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013 provides a unified experience for various tools available in Visual Studio. The hub also makes it easy to identify the performance and diagnostic tools that work with your project and enables you to quickly start using them to improve your application.
  • Expanded ALM Capabilities - Visual Studio 2013 incorporates a wave of new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that will help your teams be more productive.
  • Agile Portfolio Management - Team rooms provide an area for fostering and capturing communication among team members, both near and far. In a Team Room you can discuss work in progress, ask questions, share status and clarify issues as they arise.
  • Innovative Features for Greater Developer Productivity - More than 400 modified icons with greater differentiation and increased use of color, a redesigned Start page and other subtle design changes throughout Visual Studio.

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