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Introducing .NET 4.5 by Mahesh Krishnan, William Tulloch, Alex Mackey

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C H A P T E R  2

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IDE Improvements

The last release of Visual Studio 2010 saw a radical overhaul of the internals of the IDE with much of the interface rewritten in WPF and a new MEF-based extension model introduced. With this release, the IDE has a fresh new look and the team has concentrated on making it easier than ever for developers to navigate around their code.

Compatibility with VS2010 SP1 Projects

Visual Studio 2012 allows the opening and modification of existing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 solutions without having to upgrade them to a new project format. This is fantastic news as it allows you to benefit from VS2012’s many features without ...

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