Microsoft announced today that the first major update for Visual Studio 2015, simply called Update 1, is now available. Update 1 delivers a number of improvements and bug fixes to Microsoft’s software development IDE.
Key changes include:
Support for Windows 10 version 1511. You can now develop apps that target Windows 10 version 1511 using the Tools for Universal Windows Apps v1.2.
Support for behaviors in universal Windows apps. Behaviors are an easy way of adding common interactivity to XAML apps without having to add more imperative code, Microsoft says.
.NET Framework 4.6.1 support. This update adds support for the latest .NET Framework version, which includes Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) improvements for spell check, support for per-user custom dictionaries and improved touch performance, and many other functional, performance, stability, and reliability related changes.
New icon. The Visual Studio 2015 icon has been updated with Update 1 to so its easier to visually differentiate between multiple versions of Visual Studio running side by side on the same PC.
Support for new languages. The Visual Studio editor now provides built-in syntax highlighting and IntelliSense support for new languages like Go, Java, Perl, R, Ruby, and Swift. And you can add support for other languages using the the TextMate bundle model.
NuGet 3.3. The NuGet package manager has been updated with a tab-based UI to package group filtering, quick access to common management functions, a Consolidate tab for packages you work with at the solution level, and an Update tab for selecting and updating multiple packages together.
Licensing improvements. As long as your development PC stays connected to the Internet, you won’t be bothered to re-sign in to the IDE for one year.
You can download Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 from the Microsoft web site. The complete release notes are also available.
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