|Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate Available|
|Written by Alex Denham|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013|
The release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download, and Microsoft has announced the official release date.
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The XAML Editor improvements are the addition of IntelliSense for Data Binding. According to S. Somasegar in a recent blog post, this works with a DataContext defined in the markup, or with a design-time DataContext for cases where the context is provided in code-behind. Support has also been added for Go To Definition for Resources, Bindings, Properties and XAML Elements.
The Cloud Business App Template will let you attach and consume data from multiple data sources, and work alongside Office 365 for collaboration and communication. The template provides an HTML based app UX that works across desktops and devices. A sample app created at Build showed using Office’s extended data types such as Person and Office document, and how you can use them in your apps to access information such as presence information, contact cards, uploading documents to a document library, and opening documents in Office Web Apps.
For many developers, the news that CodeLens is to be limited to VS2013 Ultimate is a real disappointment. Using it lets you see a pop-up box showing what changes have been made to a piece of code, who made those changes, references, bugs, work items, and code review requests.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 September 2013 )|