Sunday, November 16, 2014

Visual Studio 2015 Preview Features – Part 1


Visual Studio 2015 Preview has been released with support for cross platform device development in C++ in addition to an Android emulator, updated tooling for Apache Cordova, the open source .NET compiler platform, support for ASP.NET 5. The preview also includes many new updates and improvements.

Visual Studio 2015 adds support for cross-platform mobile development using C++ leveraging the open source Clang and LLVM toolchain. It enables developers to share, reuse, build, deploy and debug libraries for other operating systems in Visual Studio.

With the help of Visual Studio 2015 Preview, you will be able to create projects from templates for Android Native Activity apps or for shared code libraries that you can use on multiple platforms and in Xamarin hybrid apps. It is also possible to set breakpoints, watch variables, view the stack and step through code in the Visual Studio debugger.

In addition to the currently available emulator for Windows Phone, Visual Studio 2015 includes a powerful emulator for Android. This means that you will be able to test Android apps from within Visual Studio.

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