Category Archives: Metro

.NET Reflector in Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 is slated to ship soon, and when it does, Reflector will be sim-shipping right there alongside it. As part of our work to support the newest technologies from Microsoft (C# 5, WinRT, .NET 4.5) we’ve been working on Visual Studio 2012 integration and the new theming styles.

Nigel, our developer who’s been doing most of this UI coding, tells us a bit more about the work involved and how he did it:

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Microsoft’s //BUILD/ Conference and Windows 8: What does it all mean for .NET Reflector?

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend Microsoft’s //BUILD/ conference in Anaheim, CA. Those of you who follow my blog on Simple Talk will have noticed that I’ve started to post up my notes in bitesized (ish) chunks.

You’re also by now likely aware of the changes that are coming for Windows 8 with Metro, WinRT, .NET 4.5, C# 5, VB 11, Visual Studio 11, MVC 3, WP7.5 (Mango), and a whole host of other technologies getting a rev along with them. On top of this JavaScript and HTML5 are now counted as first class languages for the development of Windows apps, at least in Metro, and will have full support as such in the new versions of both Expression Blend and Visual Studio.

These are exciting times to be a .NET developer and its easy to see that the .NET platform, along with related technologies such as WinRT and Metro UI, make this arguably the most compelling software development platform available for any form factor or OS. Even the Silverlight developers amongst you shouldn’t be downhearted because although Silverlight may be entering the twilight of its existence (sorry) you’re all in a great position to use your existing skills to develop for Metro and Windows 8 – in fact you probably already have a leg up on the rest of us.

So what does this all mean for Reflector?

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