The first thing you'll notice about Visual Studio 2010 is the revamped user interface, which is based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) instead of Windows Forms. The laundry list of improvements extend to the WPF and Silverlight designers, code browsing, IntelliSense, thread debugging, test-driven development, and the .Net languages themselves. Here is a scrolling tour of some of the highlights. (Click each image for a closer view.) For more detail on these and other features, see my preview.
Note the lack of ASP.Net MVC projects. There has been no word yet on when they will be available.
Note the lack of device and Azure projects. Azure projects have become available as an add-in since this screen shot was taken, but there has been no word yet on when the smart device projects will be available.
The interface for Visual Studio 2010 was built with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), so it’s no surprise that the WPF designer is very smooth.
Visual Studio 2010 warns that Silverlight projects may present a security risk and offers two project modes.
The Silverlight designer is very similar to the WPF designer, but offers fewer controls in its toolbox.