01-26-2011 02:18 PM
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?
01-27-2011 06:35 AM
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.
01-28-2011 01:27 PM
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.