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I see Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2017, including a new Community Edition. Being my usual cautious self, I haven't installed it yet. I'd be interested in hearing any opinions or observations about the new version.

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I installed it yesterday, and have used it for a few hours.

 

Unless you're using a Visual Studio extension that's not compatible yet, there's essentially no reason not to switch to the new version.

 

Things I really like:

- Filtering in the Intellisense auto-completion box.

- Improved 'Find All References' pane.

- Improved Exception Helper dialog, especially for Null exceptions

- C# v7

- CMake support

- Open Folder

- Better support for standard (Non 'Microsoft dialect') C++

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Thanks, toe_head2001! I played around with some VS extensions, but I'm not using any now. C# v.7 seems to have some interesting features. The idea of returning multiple values from methods as tuples is something that had occurred to me. In many situations it seems more elegant than rather arbitrarily making one a return value and the others "out" arguments. I'm somewhat surprised to see it actually implemented.

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Visual Studio Community 2015.
I have a request:
Please check that you can launch a Win32 Console Application  in C ++ language.
In my case it does not work and I get an error message.
I tried everything I found on the web but without any success.
I finally installed CodeBlocks because I have not managed to make it work in VS.

I need C ++ for my son because he learns this programming language at school.
Thank you.

 

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https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/08/24/whats-new-in-csharp-7-0/

 

C# 7 features that sound really compelling to me:

  • Local functions!!! These were in Pascal since the early 90s at least, when I used Borland Turbo Pascal 4.5. Sooooooo useful
  • Throw expressions, e.g. "return value ?? throw new Exception()" ... this is really really really the right syntax to have!
  • Ref returns and locals ... this would have been useful at some point although I forget exactly where
  • "Out variables" ... it's a small improvement but it will help!

 

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3 hours ago, Rick Brewster said:

Local functions!!! These were in Pascal since the early 90s at least, when I used Borland Turbo Pascal 4.5. Sooooooo useful

Throw expressions, e.g. "return value ?? throw new Exception()" ... this is really really really the right syntax to have!

 

Those features do sound useful.

I would add:

  • Binary literals. Should be helpful when dealing with bit-flags and various compression/file formats.

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The small increase in performance you get coding in C++ over C# is hardly enough to offset the headache of coding in the C++ language. ~BoltBait

 

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En anglais s'il vous plaît! (It's a forum requirement.)

 

To save others from having to run Google Translate:
 

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I prefer D (http://dlang.org/) rather than C# 7 at the programming level the Tuples are implemented.
A Visual D plug-in is required for use in Visual Studio 2015 or 2017

 

 

This is the first I've heard of D. I may look into it, but because C# is the lingua franca (so to speak) of Paint.Net, I'll almost certainly continue to use it.

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