Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Anyone using VS 2010?

Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 352
Country: Canada

Anyone using VS 2010?

I'm about to nuke and pave my development box.  Considering putting VS 2010 on instead of 2008.

 

Anyone have issues with it?  Major advantages?

 

Thanks,

Len

Len Kamerman
ACT! Certified Consultant

Act E-mail Marketing Trainining Course:

http://actsoftware.training
Employee
Posts: 1,163
Country: USA

Re: Anyone using VS 2010?

I've been using it and have had a couple of issue with it. For one, at times when using it, if you have the toolbox open in design view your keyboard keys will get rebound. So for instance you go to type a letter and the control panel opens etc. The fix was easy but it's very obnoxious.The other main issue I have is that you can't downgrade a solution file so I was unable to share my solutions with users still on 2008.

 

Aside from those two issues though I had a good experience with it, I think you'll garner the most value from VS2010 if you're using newer technologies such as WPF or silverlight. Intellisense got revamped and the look/feel is much nicer, but from the reviews I've read some people complain that it's sluggish, I personally didn't have that issue.

Matthew Wood
Act! SDK Support
Community Moderator
Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 352
Country: Canada

Re: Anyone using VS 2010?

Mike, thanks - I'll stick with VS 2008 for now.

 

Cheers,

Len

Len Kamerman
ACT! Certified Consultant

Act E-mail Marketing Trainining Course:

http://actsoftware.training
Silver Super Contributor
Posts: 2,328
Country: USA

Re: Anyone using VS 2010?

Len,

 

If I were you I would switch.  There are a number of new features in it (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386063.aspx) that justify the upgrade in my opinion.  All my new development work is done in VS2010 and I have upgraded most of my applications to VS2010.  In addition to the new features it seems to produce faster more stable code.  As Matthew pointed out it is much more beneficial if you are using the various new foundation models.


Stan


If you would like to get more out of ACT! you can find an ACT! Certified Consultant near you by going to:www.act.com/acc.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stan Smith
ACT! Certified Consultant
ADS Programming Services, Inc.
(205) 222-1661
www.adsprogramming.com
www.actwebhosting.com
Click Here to Purchase Act!