John Montgomery, Director of Program Management for Visual Studio, announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC (Release Candidate) stepping forward to release the final update of our favorite IDE. It has many new features to improve the productivity of the developers.
Find in this post the download link (ISO image for offline installation) and the features set. Try it, provide your feedback and report any bugs if you notice.
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC for the developers. In a blog post, John Montgomery, the director of program management for Visual Studio announced the availability. This has a set of new features along with bug fixes. It also has few known issues reported by Microsoft.
In this release of Visual Studio, the Emulator for Android and Microsoft Test Manager will not be able to acquire online licenses when they are used. If you need either of those products, avoid installing Update 1 RC on those computers. This is the main known issue announced so far along with the other few.
Download: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC (ISO image, 2.6 GB)
What’s new in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC?
- Visual Studio 2015 Update features Go To Implementation. It’s a most demanded feature request by the developers.
- New Quick Action has been added. Ctrl + . now converts get methods to properties.
- Improved performance and added DirectX extensions (via NuGet), spell checking improvements and additional support for per-user custom dictionaries in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
- The capability “CPU Profiling while Debugging” enables a per-function breakdown of CPU usage between breakpoints and in steps while using the debugger.
- The C/C++ debugger now tells you which variable caused an access violation.
- Microsoft made updates for.NET Native, the XAML designer, the manifest designer, Windows Store packaging and the debugger. You can use these tools today to build apps and submit them to the Windows Store.
- Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova now has support for Cordova 5.3.1 and iOS 9.
- The latest updates include enhancements to the type system, native support for React’s JSX, completion of ECMAScript 6 support with generators and class expressions, and support for ECMAScript 7 in TypeScript.
- Microsoft has added support for Node.js 4.x, support for npm 3.x, faster and clutter-free IntelliSense, faster project load times, improved stability during debugging, and code snippet support.
- In addition to a simpler feedback icon in the IDE that looks good in the dark theme, the giant company redesigned the menu options to clearly separate reporting a problem and sending feedback.
- You can now build from subversion-based source control repositories, which can enable teams to centralize all build and work item management in TFS without having to move their source code right away.
- Team Explorer now features a new Pull Requests hub where users can see the list of pull requests that they have created, as well as the pull requests that others have assigned to them.