We are pleased to announce the availability of Color Printing as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010! By default, VS 2010 prints only in black and white; this extension restores support for printing code in color.
Installation and Setup
Installing Color Printing requires Visual Studio 2010 Pro, Premium, or Ultimate (the Express editions do not support extensions). You should be able to simply download and install this extension from the VS Gallery or via the Tools menu->Extension Manager.
Using the Color Printing Extension
Once you’ve installed the Color Printing extension, you should be able to print as you typically would – simply use File->Print or press Ctrl+P. No extra steps are required. You might notice that the print dialog looks slightly different, but it should be very similar to print dialogs you would see in Visual Studio or other applications:
Today we are announcing the release to web (RTW) of Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools. This walkthrough demonstrates how easy and convenient it is to develop a VB Windows Phone application using the newly released tools. You’ll see that the many new IDE features in Visual Studio 2010, which help you navigate and write code, are now available for VB Windows Phone applications!.
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 provides complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface. You can Architect your deployment for high availability using data center resiliency and survivable branch appliances. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability, and interoperability with existing systems. Administrators also use a new PowerShell-based foundation for administration consistent with Exchange Server, Active Directory, and other Microsoft server products.
This Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Trial includes both editions of the server (Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition). Note:
This trial software is intended for evaluation purposes only.
When the 180-day evaluation period expires, you can either remove the evaluation copy or replace it with an appropriately licensed version of the product.
There is no product support for this trial. You are welcome to share your trial experiences with others and to ask for advice byparticipating in the forums.
In September, there was a post on the blog that introduced the VSPackage Builder, a tool for VS extension developers that provides a designer experience over the Visual Studio Command Table (VSCT) file.
In particular, Package Builder makes it easy to add commands and UI to the VSCT incrementally – a task that’s proven somewhat challenging to many extenders. Another article, by Ty Anderson, that shows off those incremental features was published recently on DevX.com. Check it out!
RadControls for Windows Phone are built from the ground up for the Windows Phone 7 Operating System to deliver new user experience based on content and motion. The suite offers controls and capabilities that are currently not available in the UI Toolbox for Windows Phone 7 and not even in the OS. Combining Telerik’s expertise in Silverlight development and the capabilities of the Windows Phone platform, RadControls for Windows Phone are super light and blazing-fast controls for building mobile applications.
RadDatePicker provides all the functionality of the date picker control found in the Windows Phone 7 OS. In addition to the standard control, you get runtime validation out of the box, smoother flick-based animations and better performance on initial start-up.
RadAnimation is an animation framework built to work with the Windows Phone 7 Metro design guidelines. The predefined animations are optimized for fast performance and low power consumption. The built-in animations match the animations that are found on Windows Phone 7 OS – Fade, Slide, Scale, Perspective, Move, Resize, as well as some group animations with predefined values. You have full control over the execution of the animation - the rich API allows you to start or stop the animation at any time. You can also easily create custom animations based on the pre-defined ones or from scratch.