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Visual Studio 2010 release candidate is available

Visual Studio 2010 RC is available since February 10th, 2010 for the public. Great improvements were made, especially in performance. But this changes are not available for Silverlight 4 developers because that RC does not support Silverlight 4 applications, only Silverlight 3. If you want to continue working with Silverlight 4, you should stay with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 until new Silverlight Runtime/Tools/Toolkit etc is available. BTW, it is not possible to run VS 2010 beta 2 and VS 2010 RC side-by-side. Tagged: Visual Studio 2010 , Silverlight 4 This...

Performance of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

The performance of my instance of VS2010 beta 2 was not well. Especially, start of debugging process for silverlight applications was not fast enough. Loading of symbols files (to enable debugging) was taking about two-three minutes. BTW, there are a lot of complains on performance in beta 2. The situation was the same for silverlight 3 and 4 applications. The performance issue has been solved after installing MS Expression Blend Preview for .Net 4. The symbols loading time is almost the same asĀ  for VS2008. I am absolutely sure, Microsoft will improve performance in the release. ...