Thanks for sharing. I have been on VS 2010 for about 3 years now, and haven't tried anything newer. Just yesterday I downloaded the VS 2013 CE and am putting on a laptop to see if I like it. Judging from your post, I may just wind up replacing 2010 on my next build.
As a c++ programmer who primarily writes Qt4 applications I develop everything in Visual Studio 2010 but build my releases in Visual Studio 2013. One reason for this is I very much prefer the Vs2010 IDE over the IDE in 2012 and above. The second reason is the debug visualizer for Qt4 supports up to VS2010. I have updated a visualizer for 2013 but it is not as complete.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
2012 for my main development
2010 for SSIS
2008 for the occasional printing, so that I can see code printed in colour. The 2010 and 2012 colour printing functions are awful with huge margins and no control of how it is printed
It would be nice to have all back in the one IDE again.
Yes - I have tried that as well, but then I have Word decide to use its own tab settings rather than those I want. Guess I should set up a template I could paste into. Probably save some time as well..
Hadn't thought of that, but like the idea and will be implementing shortly. It might get me partially out of VS hell where versions which are meant to play alongside each other and don't. Intellisense being the biggest pain when it disappears.