Posts Tagged ‘Visual Studio 11’

March 19th 2012 Links: Windows 8, Visual Studio 11 Beta, Office 15, SQL Server, Tips

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Wow, this was a busy month!!

Here’s our latest batch in our link-listing series:

Windows 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available!


Optimizing the .NET Framework Deployment Experience for Users and Developers

A great article which looks at the integrated experience that Windows 8 provides to run apps built for the .NET Framework.


Visual Studio 11 Beta

Welcome to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5

Jason Zanders announces that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta are now available for download!


Introducing the New Developer Experience

In this blog post the Visual Studio Team introduces a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that they’ve delivered in Visual Studio 11.


Visual Studio 11 Beta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jason Zanders answers some frequently asked questions on Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Note: Read the comments! Especially Patrcik Smacchia’s question:

-> Is there a chance that the VS team takes account of the thousands of negative feedbacks concerning greyish icons, and switch back to VSpre11 colorful icons?

To which Jason Zanders answered:

@Patrick – we have definitely heard the feedback.  as mentioned above, the beta is about getting feedback and will not reflect the final look and feel


Coming Soon: TFS Express

In TFS 11, Microsoft is introducing a new download of TFS, called Team Foundation Server Express which is free for individuals and teams of up to 5 users.


The C# 5.0 Beta Release is now available

Included in the Visual Studio 11 Beta, the C# version 5 and Visual Basic version 11 are shipped.


Office 15

Microsoft SharePoint 15: A 2012 release target, an app marketplace and more

Microsoft is adding new features to the next versions (Wave 15) of its SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online offerings. Mary Jo Foley takes an early look at some of them.


Microsoft chops Office 365 enterprise prices by 20%

Yay!! Price reductions!!


SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 RTM Available for Download

The new SQL Server version is available for download


Software Development

Envisioning the Future of UX: WebVisions NYC 2012

Some takeaways from the WebVisions NYC 2012 conference by Miao Wang



Carl Anderson

New CodeFluent Entities Version Released!

March 16, 2012 1 comment

A new CodeFluent Entities version (646) has been released and is publicly available!

You can download it from here: CodeFluent Entities Download Page.


Enhanced Visual Studio 11 Beta integration

Remember the “CodeFluent Entities & Visual Studio 11 Beta” post? Well we kept our word and corrected the glitches Winking smile


SQL Server 2012 is supported by the SQL Server Producer

More details in this post: Added SQL Server 2012 Support


Enumeration declarations now support named values

You can now do stuff with multi-valued enumerations such as (supported separators are , ; | and +):

    <cf:enumeration name="WeekDays" multivalue="true" >
      <None />
      <Sunday />
      <Monday />
      <Tuesday />
      <Wednesday />
      <Thursday />
      <Friday />
      <Saturday />
      <WeekDays value="Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday" />

(Thank you GregD for the suggestion)


Project Level “Implements” and “Set Implements” rules

You can define “Implements” and “Set Implements” rules at project level so all generated classes implement a specific interface or derive from a specific class (


Transaction rules

Transaction rules can now be added on methods other than Save and Delete, including custom ones. Developers don’t have to write the TransactionScope code themselves when adding a new custom method: all it takes is selecting your method and add a transaction rule on it Smile


The Modeler now supports Aspect assemblies

If you are familiar with CodeFluent Aspects, you already know that you can develop aspects in XML or in .NET assemblies.

You’ll be glad to know that the Modeler now fully supports .NET assemblies including assemblies containing multiple aspects (e.g. Contoso.Aspects.dll). In such cases it displays available aspects in the assembly and lets you select the one you want to use in your current CodeFluent Entities project.


Miscellaneous changes

Some other miscellaneous things were also added/fixed/enhanced such as the enhancing TFS integration or adding support for the CTRL+A keyboard shortcut in the method body editor was added.


We would love to hear your feedbacks, don’t hesitate to share your feedbacks on our forums or by commenting this post!



Carl Anderson

CodeFluent Entities & Visual Studio 11 Beta

March 1, 2012 2 comments

Microsoft released the Visual Studio 11 Beta yesterday (February 29th) which means that we can all get a taste of the next VS version.

By the way here’s a link to try it out yourself if you haven’t done it already:

Furthermore, I’m happy to announce that already existing CodeFluent Entities builds such as the 645 install and run on VS 11 Beta: no changes or hacks needed, and no need to wait for the next build to start playing around!! Smile


There are still a few glitches here and there but don’t worry we’re working on those and we’ll fix those in future builds Winking smile


By the way, although not many, we’re not the only ones supporting Visual Studio 11 beta and you can find a list of available VS11 beta extensions on component source’s dedicated web site:

Obviously CodeFluent Entities is among them Smile

Check-out our page to know more:



Carl Anderson

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CodeFluent Entities Runs On Windows 8 And Supports Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Good news for CodeFluentees: you’ll be glad to know that CodeFluent Entities runs great on Windows 8 as well as Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.


This way upon Windows 8 and VS 11 arrivals, SoftFluent will provide support of all Visual Studio versions since Visual Studio 2008. Furthermore, please note that CodeFluent Entities projects use the same schema from one Visual Studio version to another. This way it allows developers to use different Visual Studio versions to work on the same CodeFluent Entities project Smile