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Visual Studio Version History

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What is the version history of Visual Studio? 

 

What's New for Visual C# 

C# 1, Visual Studio .NET 2002
          First release 

C# 1.1, Visual Studio .NET 2003

#line pragma and xml doc comments

 

C# 2, Visual Studio .NET 2005

Anonymous methods, generics, nullable types, iterators/yield, static classes, co/contra variance for delegates

 

C# 3, Visual Studio .NET 2008

Object and collection initializers, lambda expressions, extension methods, anonymous types, automatic properties, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), anonymous types, local var type inference, LINQ

 

C# 4, Visual Studio .NET 2010

Dynamic , named arguments, optional parameters, generic co/contra variance

 

C# 5, Visual Studio .NET 2012

Async / await, caller information attributes 

          Visual Studio .NET 2013

Bug fixes, performance improvements, and technology previews of .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn")

 

C# 6, Visual Studio .NET 2015 

nameof :
You can get the unqualified string name of a type or member for use in an error message without hard coding a string. This allows your code to remain correct when refactoring. This feature is also useful for hooking up model-view-controller MVC links and firing property changed events.

String Interpolation
You can use string interpolation expressions to construct strings. An interpolated string expression looks like a template string that contains expressions. C# creates a string by replacing the expressions with the ToString represenations of the expressions' results. An interpolated string is easier to understand with respect to arguments than Composite Formatting.

 

Null-conditional Member Access and Indexing
You can test for null in a very light syntactic way before performing a member access (?.) or index (?[]) operation. These operators help you write less code to handle null checks, especially for descending into data structures. If the left operand or object reference is null, the operations returns null.

Index Initializers
You can now initialize specific elements of a collection that supports indexing, such as initializing a dictionary.

 

Collection Initializer and Add Extension Methods
You can use initializers for collections now when the collection has an Add Extension method. Previously the Add method had to be an instance method.

 

Overload Resolution
The compiler has improved overload resolution that results in more code just working the way you would expect it to behave. One place where you might stop noticing a problem is when choosing between overloads taking nullable value types, or when passing method groups (instead of lambdas) to overloads that take delegates.

 

Exception Filters
You can use exception filers in catch clauses to determine whether a catch clause should handle the exception. Without this feature, you have to rethrow the exception, which clips the call stack reported in the rethrown exception.

 

Await in Catch and Finally Blocks
You can use await in catch and finally clauses.

 

Auto-property Initializers
You can initialize auto-properties now similarly to how you initialize fields.

 

Getter-only Auto-properites
You can define read-only auto-properties now without having to define a property with complete property syntax. You can initialize the property where you declare it or in the type's constructor.

 

Function Members with Expression Bodies
You can declare members with expression-bodies of code in the same lightweight syntax you use with lambda expressions.

 

Using Static
You can import accessible static members of static types so that you can refer to the members without qualifying the access with the type's name.


 

Overview of .NET Framework release history


 

    Visual Studio .NET    Version= 1.0     CLR Version  = 1.0
    Visual Studio .NET 2003    Version= 1.1    CLR Version  = 1.1
    Visual Studio .NET 2005    Version= 2.0       CLR Version  = 2.0
    Expression Blend     Version= 3.0     CLR Version  = 2.0
    Visual Studio .NET 2008     Version= 3.5    CLR Version  = 2.0
    Visual Studio .NET 2010      Version= 4.0     CLR Version  = 4
    Visual Studio .NET 2012     Version= 4.5     CLR Version  = 4
    Visual Studio 2013     Version= 4.5.1      CLR Version=4
    Visual Studio 2015   Version =4.6          CLR Version=4     

 Based on a MSDN Study.




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