• Visual Studio Professional 2012

Visual Studio Professional 2012 can help you create applications that have innovative user experiences that delight your customers. The integrated environment helps make complex tasks easier so that you can focus on achieving your goals.

By using Visual Studio Professional 2012, you can deliver quality applications on Windows, Microsoft Office, Windows Phone, or the web. When you combine it with Windows 8, you'll be able to build Windows apps and upload them to the Windows Store.


Final build of Visual Studio 2012 was announced on 1 August 2012 and the official launch event was held on 12 September 2012.


Unlike prior versions, Visual Studio 2012 cannot record and play macros and the macro editor has been removed.


New feature include support for WinRT and C++/CX (Component Extensions) and C++ AMP (GPGPU programming)Semantic Colorization.


On 16 September 2011, a complete 'Developer Preview' of Visual Studio 11 was published on Microsoft's website. Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview requires Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, or later operating systems.

Versions of Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) and C runtime (CRT) included with this release cannot produce software that is compatible with Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 except by using native multi-targeting and foregoing the newest libraries, compilers, and headers.

However, on 15 June 2012, a blog post on the VC++ Team blog announced that based on customer feedback, Microsoft would re-introduce native support for Windows XP targets (though not for XP as a development platform) in a version of Visual C++ to be released later in the fall of 2012. "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" (Visual Studio 2012.1) was released in November 2012. This update added support for Windows XP targets and also added other new tools and features (e.g. improved diagnostics and testing support for Windows Store apps).


On 24 August 2011, a blog post by Sumit Kumar, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team, listed some of the features of the upcoming version of the Visual Studio C++ IDE:


  • Semantic colorization: Improved syntax coloring, various user-defined or default colors for C++ syntax such as macros, enumerations, typenames, functions etc.
  • Reference highlighting: Selection of a symbol highlights all of the references to that symbol within scope.
  • New Solution Explorer: The new Solution Explorer allows for visualization of class and file hierarchies within a solution/project. It can search for calls to functions and uses of classes.
  • Automatic display of IntelliSense list: IntelliSense is automatically displayed whilst typing code, as opposed to previous versions where it had to be explicitly invoked through use of certain operators (i.e. the scope operator (::)) or shortcut keys (Ctrl-Space or Ctrl-J).
  • Member list filtering: IntelliSense uses fuzzy logic to determine which functions/variables/types to display in the list.
  • Code snippets: Code snippets are included in IntelliSense to automatically generate relevant code based on the user's parameters, custom code snippets can be created.


The source code of Visual Studio 2012 consists of approximately 50 million lines of code.


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Visual Studio Professional 2012

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