Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate Changes for Developers01 June 2012
Briefly (very briefly) outline some of the changes for developers between Visual Studio 11/Windows 8 CP and Visual Studio 2012/Windows 8 RC.
Having installed the release candidates for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012, I had intended to diligently track down all the significant changes. However, I soon discovered that Microsoft have produced a very detailed paper on the topic (140+ pages). I also found out that Charles Petzold is spending the weekend updating all the samples that accompany his excellent eBook "Writing Windows 8 Apps With C# and XAML", and, at the same time, is documenting the more important changes. So, here's what I discovered before realizing that wiser heads than mine were engaged on the same task:
|Total number of classes and interfaces||Consumer Preview: 1687; Release Candidate: 1712 (25 more classes)|
|SolutionName.sln||Minor: text "# Visual Studio 11" changed to "# Visual Studio 2012"|
|ProjectName.csproj||Numerous minor changes to format|
|Package.appxmanifest||Minor: Background color changed from #222222 to #464646|
|MainPage.xaml.cs||Name changed from BlankPage.xaml.cs|