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New features of Visual Studio 2015

Aug 19, 2015

With the latest version of Visual Studio software development platform, Microsoft is looking to entice developers by expanding language capabilities and accommodating mobile development.

Substantial new components in Visual Studio 2015 include the .Net Framework 4.6 and the new Roslyn C# and Visual Basic compiler. However, certain tools for developing Windows 10 Universal applications, such as support for Objective-C development is also enabled along with the final versions of C# 6 and VB.Net to simplify common coding patterns and boost productivity, are also offered.

Visual Studio 2015 also includes significantly improved support for C++ 11/14/17 along with TypeScript 1.5, F# 4.0, and tools for Python and dozens of other languages.

For the mobile development, Visual Studio 2015 offers cross-platform tools to build applications for iOS, Android, and Windows. Combining Visual Studio 2015 with the Xamarin platform enables extension of .Net applications to iOS an Android, and an Android emulator is included in the Visual Studio upgrade.

Apache Cordova is supported as well. If you prefer to build a mobile app experience that installs natively on the device, Visual Studio 2015 offers integrated tools for Apache Cordova, enabling you to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or TypeScript) to build cross-platform mobile applications.

Debugging, code editing and refactoring also get attention in Visual Studio 2015. "Visual Studio 2015 unifies debugging and profiling into a single Diagnostics Tools window, bringing insights about the correctness and performance of your running application into context during development.

SynapseIndia (CEO: Shamit Khemka)