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Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

Is there a more popular version of visual studio? I suppose I am curious to know if people who use 2010 version feel a need to upgrade.
I would like to know also if maybe I would get more help from people if I downgraded from Visual 2012. I am only recently starting out with it. So I just want to make sure I am using the best version to get support. I have been thinking that because I am using a relatively new bit of software that not everyone knows how to use it.
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Re: Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

The most obvious reason is for windows 8 programming you must have at least VS2012. I personally use 2010 as I'm just a hobbyist. The reviews I've seen for both VS2012 and Win8 have been poor(being nicely said), so personally I don't see a need for me to upgrade to VS2012. If you plan on doing any win8 programming, you must upgrade.
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Re: Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

VS2012 is fine and I use it daily. If you are starting out then yes.. get the latest VS.. but if you have an existing copy clearly that's up to what feature set you would like, price, etc.
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Re: Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:19 AM

View Postdday9, on 09 July 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:

The most obvious reason is for windows 8 programming you must have at least VS2012. I personally use 2010 as I'm just a hobbyist. The reviews I've seen for both VS2012 and Win8 have been poor(being nicely said), so personally I don't see a need for me to upgrade to VS2012. If you plan on doing any win8 programming, you must upgrade.



Reviews for windows 8 have been poor, once you get the OS setup and get a start button your good to go, I actually like it :) + SP1 is coming soon, you can get this if you have a developers account with MSDN :)

Visual studio 2012 on windows 8 enables you to use blend and develop windows 8 applications if you desire.
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Re: Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thank's everyone for your superb answers. I will stick with the 2012 version I have and maybe at a later date you will see my work all over the net :)
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Re: Why upgrade to visual studio 2012

Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

View Postdeery5000, on 11 July 2013 - 02:19 AM, said:

View Postdday9, on 09 July 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:

The most obvious reason is for windows 8 programming you must have at least VS2012. I personally use 2010 as I'm just a hobbyist. The reviews I've seen for both VS2012 and Win8 have been poor(being nicely said), so personally I don't see a need for me to upgrade to VS2012. If you plan on doing any win8 programming, you must upgrade.



Reviews for windows 8 have been poor, once you get the OS setup and get a start button your good to go, I actually like it :)/> + SP1 is coming soon, you can get this if you have a developers account with MSDN :)/>

Visual studio 2012 on windows 8 enables you to use blend and develop windows 8 applications if you desire.

Win8 still has a lot of behavioral issues that just don't work in a mouse/keyboard environment - ESPECIALLY multimonitor. I can't stress the last part enough - if you use more than 1 monitor, it's an even bigger headache. I run 6, and it's practically unusable. It enforces edge snapping behavior, for instance, but doesn't remember which monitor it's supposed to be snapping to. The final straw was when I was trying to click an item on the start menu and it arbitrarily decided to edge snap (because the start menu is in the center top monitor at the bottom border) to the bottom of the bottom right monitor, enter the game I was running, and activate a really expensive item I hadn't intended to use then.

Plus, shouldn't have to customize it to enjoy it. It should work intuitively and non-destructively out of the box. It's not as bad as Vista (which managed to eat the MBR on my disk when I installed the .NET Framework 3.5) but it's up there. Also, LOTS of compatibility issues. LOTS.
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