Visual Studio 2015 hasn’t been available in mass release for a time, but it clearly is one of Microsoft’s most popular development tools on the market. On Tuesday, Microsoft quietly released Visual Studio Update 1 RC to fix bugs for many users.
The release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC builds upon the Update 1 CTP that Microsoft released to users a few weeks ago. They have also added additional features, which make the Visual Studio 2015 program a must have for many users.
Implementation and Windows Presentation Foundation
The first thing that users will see is the ability to go to implementation. All a user has to do, is right click on an interface or abstract method, and select the command to navigate to the implementation. This has been widely requested for some time.
Second, a new quick action of Control + will convert get methods to properties. Microsoft also improved performance and added DirectX extensions, spell checking improvements, and added support per user with custom dictionaries.
Other Major Updates
Microsoft also added the capability to see CPU usage between sets in the debugger, which has also been highly requested. Tools for Universal Apps v1.2 has been updated with the XAML designer, and new tools have been introduced to publish apps to the Windows Store.
Lastly, groundwork for Android 6 has been introduced with a new plugin for Azure Active Directory authentication. Typescript enhancements and updates to nodes in Visual Studio have been updated too. All of these make this download a must have.
Go ahead and download this new update today. It adds a lot of features, and is well worth it.