Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010
Version of Visual Studio
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Latest build10.0.40219.1 (Service Pack 1)
Support end
Visual Studio 2008
Replaced by
Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2010 (codenamed Dev10) is the seventh major version of Visual Studio, released on 12 April 2010 alongside .NET Framework 4.0. This version rewrites the shell to use WPF, and also adds support for IBM DB2. It is also the last version to work on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio Ultimate[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio 2010 replaces the Team System edition in Visual Studio 2008 with the Ultimate edition. This was the most premium edition of Visual Studio, until it was replaced by the Enterprise edition in Visual Studio 2015.

Visual Studio Shell[edit | edit source]

The Visual Studio Shell has been rewritten to use WPF and make the interface more modern and consistent.

IntelliTrace[edit | edit source]

IntelliTrace debugging shows past events since a breakpoint was hit or program execution pauses

The Ultimate edition introduces IntelliTrace, an event-driven debugging system[1]. It lets you record events and go to past ones, to fix program bugs more easily and in less time.

Help Viewer[edit | edit source]

The MSDN Library has been replaced by the Help Viewer, a more modular help book management system. With it, you can manage the installed books, which provide help topics for various products.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

CTP[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 1[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. IntelliTrace for Visual Studio Enterprise (C#, Visual Basic, C++), Microsoft Learn. 30 April 2022. (the documentation uses Visual Studio 2022, but describes how IntelliTrace works)