Here are some of the features of Visual Studio 2010
Silverlight Project Template:-In VS2005,VS2008 Silverlight Project
template is separate download, but VS2010 no need to download and
install Silverlight project template
Asp.net MVC Project Template:-VS2008 Asp.net MVC Project template is
separate download, but VS2010 no need to download and install Asp.net
MVC project template
2010 Project Template:-VS2010 introduced great project setup development
4) Search Project
Templates:-In VS2010 we can Search Project Type Templates using Search
in New Project/New Website dialog
Multi Target framework:-VS2010 also support Multiple Framework support.
.Net Framework 2.0
.Net Framework 3.5
.Net Framework 4.0
to Help You Quickly Explore Code
any code editing window or text editing window, you can quickly zoom in
or out by pressing and holding the CTRL key and moving the scroll wheel
on the mouse. You can also zoom textual tool windows, for example, the
Output window. The zoom feature does not work on design surfaces or on
tool windows that contain icons, for example, the Toolbox or Solution
previous releases of Visual Studio, you could select a rectangular
region of text by holding down the Alt key while selecting a region with
the mouse. You could then copy or delete the selected text. VS 2010
adds the following new capabilities to the box selection feature:
insertion: Type into a box selection to insert the new text on every
- Paste: Paste the contents of one box selection
- Zero-length boxes: Make a vertical selection zero
characters wide to create a multi-line insertion point for new or copied
You can use these capabilities to rapidly
operate on groups of statements, such as changing access modifiers,
setting fields, or adding comments.
IntelliSense now provides
two alternatives for IntelliSense statement completion, completion mode
and suggestion mode.
Use suggestion mode for
situations where classes and members are used before they are defined.
In suggestion mode, the editor shows the symbol you typed instead of the
entry from the members list. When you commit an entry in completion
mode, the editor shows the entry that is highlighted on the members
When an IntelliSense window is open, you
can press CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR to toggle between completion mode and
Cloud Computing Tools
Visual Studio 2010, you can easily install and enable Windows Azure
Tools. Windows Azure Tools enable you to build scalable Web applications
and services on Windows Azure. To enable Windows Azure Tools, click
Cloud Services in the New Project dialog box.
In Visual Studio 2010,
SharePoint development is significantly improved. You can create, edit,
debug, package, and deploy and activate SharePoint projects from within
Visual Studio. Site deployment is as easy as pressing F5. You can even
browse SharePoint sites by using Server Explorer/Database Explorer.
and Silverlight Designer
In Visual Studio
2010, various designer improvements have been made to help you create
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications.
Support for Silverlight
In Visual Studio
2008, the designer support for Silverlight projects was limited to a
read-only Preview window. In Visual Studio 2010, the designer support is
the same for Silverlight as it is for WPF projects. For example, in
Silverlight projects you can now select and position items with the
mouse on the designer surface.
Data Binding for WPF
After you add a data
source to your project, you can generate data-bound Windows Presentation
Foundation (WPF) controls by dragging items from the Data Sources
window to the WPF Designer.
The debugger in Visual Studio 2010
includes the WPF Tree visualizer, which displays WPF objects in a more
useful way. When you invoke the visualizer on a WPF object from the
Watch window, you see the object displayed as a tree and a list of