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Quick tour of visual studio 2012 features so far

Note: I am writing a whole new feature series about Visual Studio 2012 new features. Following is the link for that. I have written couple of post there.Visual Studio 2012 features series. What's new in Visual Studio 2012
I thought it would be great idea to write summary post for this. So this post will be a summary of all the post I have written so far. Here it will describes what’s new in visual studio 2012 and what are the features that I have covered so far. It will be quick of tour of some of the feature in Visual Studio 2012.

Visual studio 2012 first review(Earlier known as Visual studio 2011 beta)


In this post, I have written about the Metro UI of visual studio 2012. It’s totally different then the older version of visual studio 2012. Now its empathize more on code instead of visual appealing things. In this blog post I have also described solution explorer and tool box features also. Following is a link for that.

Visual Studio 2011 Beta First Review(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Project dialog box changes in visual studio 2012


In this post, I have written about Project dialog box changes and also written about new project templates which are included in the project dialog like ‘Portable Class Library’. I have also explained some of new other additions in project template like ‘Light switch category’ and ‘Coded UI test project’ in visual studio 2012. Following is a link for that post.
Project Dialog in Visual Studio 2011 beta(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Go to definition feature in java script with visual studio 2012


In this post, I have explained about the go to definition feature in java script with visual studio 2012. How it can be useful in navigating code in Java script. Following is a link for that post.

Go to definition in JavaScript feature of Visual Studio 2011 beta(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

CSS enhancement in Visual Studio 2012


In this post, I have explained about the CSS enhancement in Visual Studio 2012. I have written about new intellisense for the CSS and color selection in Visual Studio 2012. Following is a link for that.

Css Enhancement in Visual Studio 2011 beta(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Image preview in solution explorer Visual Studio 2012

In this post, I have explained about How we can see image preview in visual studio 2012. It is one of the useful feature in Visual Studio 2012.

Image preview in solution explorer Visual Studio 2011 beta(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Browser selection in Visual Studio 2012


In this post, I have written about how we can select default browser directly instead of doing ‘View in Browser’ in earlier versions of visual studio. Following is a link for that.

Browser selection in Visual Studio 11(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Extract to user control in Visual Studio 2012


In this post, I have explained about how we can create a user control easily with Visual Studio 2012 ‘Extract to user control’ features. It is one of the coolest feature for code refactoring in Visual Studio 2012. Following is a link for that.

Extract to User Control in visual studio11(Now known as Visual Studio 2012)

Color indication in Visual Studio 2012


In this post, I have explained about different color indication in Visual Studio 2012 and what they means.In Visual Studio 2012 there is a color strip given for indication whether it is in debug mode or no project is there. Following is a link for that.

Color indication in Visual Studio 2012

Bundling in Visual Studio 2012 for web optimization


In this post, I have written about how we can optimize the website or web application performance with the help of bundling feature in Visual Studio 2012. You just need to set debug=”false” and it will do all other things automatically. It will combine Java script and css files into one request. Following is a link for that.

Bundling in visual studio 2012 for web optimization

Still there are lots of features that are there in Visual Studio 2012. I am going to explore them and going to write a blog post about it. Stay tuned for more updates about Visual Studio 2012 and other things. Till then happy programming.. 

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