Beta Release Notes

See also: Getting Started, Troubleshooting

Labs Framework 2.0 Beta

Dependencies

What's New?

  • Support for .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11 Beta.
  • Visual Studio 11 Beta templates for creating lab projects that build console applications, WPF applications, Silverlight 5 applications and Windows Phone 7.1 applications.
    • Note that VS 11 Beta currently doesn't support Windows Phone development, so these templates do not work yet.
  • Visual Studio 11 Beta templates for adding labs to lab projects. Templates include console labs and labs with custom user interfaces for all supported platforms and languages (see below for details).
  • Fixed all tracing methods to allow null message and format arguments.

Labs Framework installs the following items:
  • DaveSexton.Labs.dll
    • Assemblies are available for .NET 4.5, Silverlight 5 and Windows Phone 7.1.
      • The assembly in the .NET 4.5 folder is currently compatible with .NET 4.0, but this may change in a future release.
    • Assemblies are not added to the GAC.
    • Assemblies are registered with Visual Studio so that they appear in the Extensions area of the Add Reference dialog.
  • Project and item templates for Visual Studio 11 Beta.
    • Project templates are available for creating lab applications that target different platforms in multiple languages:
      • Console application (desktop) - C#, Visual Basic, F#
        • Console lab item template
      • Windows application (WPF) - C#, Visual Basic, F#
        • Console lab item template
        • Windows lab item template
      • Silverlight 5 application - C#, Visual Basic
        • Console lab item template
        • Silverlight lab item template
      • Windows Phone 7.1 application - C#, Visual Basic
        • Console lab item template
        • Windows Phone lab item template
    • Templates are automatically installed for all users if Visual Studio 11 Beta Pro edition or higher is already installed on the target computer. (Express editions are not supported.)
    • Close all instances of Visual Studio before installing. See Troubleshooting for more information.
  • MSBuild files used by lab projects.
    • DaveSexton.Labs.Build.dll
    • Labs.targets
    • These files are installed regardless of whether Visual Studio is installed.

Last edited Mar 20, 2012 at 6:37 AM by davedev, version 3

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