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Visual Studio "14" CTP 2 Now Available for Testing

Following up the release of Visual Studio "14" CTP a little more than a month ago, Microsoft released another CTP just this week.

Following up the release of Visual Studio "14" CTP a little more than a month ago, Microsoft released another CTP just this week.

The Visual Studio IDE adds several new features:

  • Two new commands for saving, applying custom IDE layouts. Save Window Layout and Apply Window Layout can be used to customize the window layout; both can be found under Manage Window Layouts along with the other commands under the Window menu.
  • Touch support. The Visual Studio Editor now has support for common touch-enabled devices.
  • Code Fix Identifier. The IDE now has enhanced Light Bulbs that offer fixes or known issues with problematic code. Hovering over code with issues brings up a light bulb and the fixes as well as a preview of the resultant fix. Light bulbs can also be enhanced with customized fixes and actions.
  • Enhancements to VC++ Property Pages and Editor. When opening and closing the Configuration and Platform dialog, the last user's selection is retained. Also new is the addition of Move Function Definition and Implement Pure Virtuals. New to the Create Declaration/Definition is Code Peek, and an improved Find in Files is able to append found results to previous results.

A full list of new and updated changes can be found in this Knowledge Base article.

CTP 2 is available for download here, but those wanting to test it out without downloading can find out more by viewing the Microsoft Azure template information here.

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