Though I do tend to try to write my samples and test applications, as well as any new programs, using Visual Studio 2012, I haven’t yet migrated most of my other applications to it. For BASeBlock and BCJobClock, for example, they started off in Visual Studio 2008. More recently, I migrated them to Visual Studio 2010. BCJobClock had it’s project upgraded to Visual Studio 2012, (but for some reason the admin applet doesn’t work on Windows 8, which is something that certainly bears further investigation). Anyway, I’ve been strongly considering it the more I think about it. In particular, I’ve found Visual Studio 2010 to actually be a lot slower. Originally, I thought this was because my 201 install had several add-ins installed, such as ReSharper, but now that I also have a version of ReSharper that works with Visual Studio 2012, I still find 2012 to be far more responsive.
Now VS2012 has gotten some flak from certain users for adopting the Windows 8 UI style into it’s icons, as well as using Caps in it’s menus. I really have no strong preference here at all, and I personally don’t see what the fuss is about. I’ve heard people say that the capitals “hurt their eyes” but I can honestly say that I don’t understand how that could be the case.
Anyway: I’ve been considering switching BASeBlock over the Visual Studio 2012. If I do I won’t be upgrading the project to use the 4.5 framework, though. At least not yet.