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Visual Studios 2012 has been released for 8 months now, what are your current opinions about it?

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Oh hey, he came.

 

I downloaded 2012 and 2008 from dreamspark. I guess I'll try 2012 and if I hate it then I'll just cling to 2008 until my dying day.

 

MY DYING DAY!

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Oh hey, he came.

 

I downloaded 2012 and 2008 from dreamspark. I guess I'll try 2012 and if I hate it then I'll just cling to 2008 until my dying day.

 

MY DYING DAY!

 

Please be aware that you can get 2012, 2010, and 2008 for free from Dreamspark, but only if you get to keep your school email with you even after you had graduated from your college/university/higher education.

 

If you don't get to keep the school email, may your dying day be the day you can no longer use your 2012, 2010, and 2008. >:-)

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I'm using the Express edition, which means that I have a fraction of the available features and the ones that I do have are gimped.

With that said, the interface SUCKS! I have an 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD 7870. While this is a moderate to high end system, I have seen very nice GUIs rendered quickly on much lower end systems. Why, in the name of God, did they decide that we all want to take a giant leap back and do a flat, monochrome interface?! angry.png I have a very hard time just trying to find GUI elements on screen. dry.png Windows 3.1 GUI was better than this! 

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I'm using the Express edition, which means that I have a fraction of the available features and the ones that I do have are gimped.

With that said, the interface SUCKS! I have an 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD 7870. While this is a moderate to high end system, I have seen very nice GUIs rendered quickly on much lower end systems. Why, in the name of God, did they decide that we all want to take a giant leap back and do a flat, monochrome interface?! angry.png I have a very hard time just trying to find GUI elements on screen. dry.png Windows 3.1 GUI was better than this!

Try the dark theme, if you haven't already. It's much easier on the eyes.
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I'm using the Express edition, which means that I have a fraction of the available features and the ones that I do have are gimped.

With that said, the interface SUCKS! I have an 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD 7870. While this is a moderate to high end system, I have seen very nice GUIs rendered quickly on much lower end systems. Why, in the name of God, did they decide that we all want to take a giant leap back and do a flat, monochrome interface?! angry.png I have a very hard time just trying to find GUI elements on screen. dry.png Windows 3.1 GUI was better than this!

Try the dark theme, if you haven't already. It's much easier on the eyes.

The Express edition cannot use themes, although I was able to find a hack to make it work. Still, the design leaves me with questions. It is reminiscent of old DOS-based text GUIs; flat, monochrome and visually unappealing. I've watched GUIs develop from the old Mac OS 4.1 to OS X along with MSDOS through the current version of Windows. Every OS upgrade brought about some sort of visual upgrade. Then, with no good reason, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 jumped backwards in time by 25 years. Makes no sense at all.

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I'm using the Express edition, which means that I have a fraction of the available features and the ones that I do have are gimped.

With that said, the interface SUCKS! I have an 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD 7870. While this is a moderate to high end system, I have seen very nice GUIs rendered quickly on much lower end systems. Why, in the name of God, did they decide that we all want to take a giant leap back and do a flat, monochrome interface?! angry.png I have a very hard time just trying to find GUI elements on screen. dry.png Windows 3.1 GUI was better than this!

Try the dark theme, if you haven't already. It's much easier on the eyes.


The Express edition cannot use themes, although I was able to find a hack to make it work.


Yes, it can. I was able to switch into the dark theme without any hacks.

Go to Tools->Options, then in the drop-down on the left hand side select Environment->General. Then, under the "visual experience" pane, there should be a drop-down labelled "color theme" which lets you switch between "Dark" and "Light."
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I really don't like the new UI in 2012, i think im gonna stick with 2010 until ms stop making bad decisions again, like win8 and sooo many other things...

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