Un CTP de Visual Studio "Orcas" -la siguiente versión de Visual Studio .NET, ha sido publicado como una imagen de Virtual PC.
Las cosas que incluye este CTP son:
- Improvements on the widely acclaimed Visual Studio 2005 product set
- Significant investments in improving product quality
- LINQ to Objects API
- LINQ to Objects API supports queries over any .NET collection, such as arrays and Generic Lists. This API is defined in the System.Query namespaces inside System.Core.dll.
- Partial C# 3.0 Language Support: This CTP implements some of the new language features of C# 3.0
- Local variable type interface
- Lambda expressions
- Object initializers
- Partial C# 3.0 IDE Support: In addition to the C# 3.0 language features there is partial IDE support
- Colorization and New Keywords in Completion List
- Edit and Continue Rude Edit Detection
- Partial VB 9.0 Language support (Due to differences in feature delivery schedules VB implementations of the above C# features will appear in a future CTP)
- Local variable type inference and Option Infer switch
- VSTS Improvements in load & unit testing such as unit test for devices
- Device development improvements
- VSTS integration
- Access and modify device security configuration from the IDE
- Enables developers to build and debug a Windows Vista Application
- Enables Visual Studio Tools for Office developers to build document-level customizations for Word and Excel 2007
- Enables eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 developers to use Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” to build their existing applications
- NET Framework improvements such as:
- New managed add-in model enables developers to add a version-resilient extensibility model to their products.
- Support for time zone conversion, enumeration and serialization, including cases where Daylight Saving Time rules change over time.
- Reflection in Partial Trust, enabling sand box scenarios for all applications that depend on these features.
- The ability to control the garbage collector’s latency mode
- Improved CLR ThreadPool micro-performance and throughput for worker and IO completion
Fuente: Blog de Fabrice Marguerie