IDE Improvements in Visual Studio 2015

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There is already a lot of news available on the next version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2015, due for commercial release in 2015.  With the latest news comes an article by Praveen Kumar that shows some of the IDE improvements:

Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2015 Preview on November 12, 2015 at Visual Studio Connect() in New York, USA. So the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of Visual Studio 2015 has been significantly improved over the experience in Visual Studio 2013. So in this release of Visual Studio, C# and Visual Basic code improvements are focused on new templates available to create empty shared projects for Visual C#, VB.NET and JavaScript. These shared projects can now be referenced by several project types, like the following:

  • Any un-flavored Visual C#/VB.NET projects, like Desktop Application, Class Libraries and Console Application as well. 
  • Windows Phone Silverlight 8.0/8.1 
  • Windows Store 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 using C#/VB/JavaScript. 

If we want to add/remove the references from shared projects, we can do it via the Reference Manager, on the Shared Projects tab in Visual Studio 2015. The shared project reference shows up under the References node in the Solution Explorer, but the code and assets in the shared project are treated as if they were files linked into the main project.

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