On April 12, 2010, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010, codenamed Dev10, and .NET Framework 4.
Visual Studio 2010 IDE has been redesigned which, according to Microsoft, clears the UI organization and "reduces clutter and complexity." The new IDE better supports multiple document windows and floating tool windows, while offering better multi-monitor support. The IDE shell has been rewritten using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), whereas the internals have been redesigned using Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) that offers more extensibility points than previous versions of the IDE that enabled add-ins to modify the behavior of the IDE.
Visual Studio 2010 comes with .NET Framework 4 and supports developing applications targeting Windows 7. It supports IBM DB2 and Oracle databases, in addition to Microsoft SQL Server. It has integrated support for developing Microsoft Silverlight applications, including an interactive designer. Visual Studio 2010 offers several tools to make parallel programming simpler: in addition to the Parallel Extensions for the .NET Framework and the Parallel Patterns Library for native code, Visual Studio 2010 includes tools for debugging parallel applications. The new tools allow the visualization of parallel Tasks and their runtime stacks. Tools for profiling parallel applications can be used for visualization of thread wait-times and thread migrations across processor cores. Intel and Microsoft have jointly pledged support for a new Concurrency Runtime in Visual Studio 2010 and Intel has launched parallelism support in Parallel Studio as an add-on for Visual Studio.
The Visual Studio 2010 code editor now highlights references; whenever a symbol is selected, all other usages of the symbol are highlighted. It also offers a Quick Search feature to incrementally search across all symbols in C++, C# and VB.NET projects. Quick Search supports substring matches and camelCase searches. The Call Hierarchy feature allows the developer to see all the methods that are called from a current method as well as the methods that call the current one. IntelliSense in Visual Studio supports a consume-first mode which developers can opt into. In this mode, IntelliSense will not auto-complete identifiers; this allows the developer to use undefined identifiers (like variable or method names) and define those later. Visual Studio 2010 can also help in this by automatically defining them, if it can infer their types from usage. Current versions of Visual Studio have a known bug which makes IntelliSense unusable for projects using pure C (not C++).
Visual Studio 2010 features a new Help System replacing the MSDN Library viewer. The Help System is no longer based on Microsoft Help 2 and does not use Microsoft Document Explorer. Dynamic help containing links to related help topics based on where the developer was in the IDE has been removed in the shipping product, but can be added back using a download from Microsoft.
Supported .NET Framework versions: 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
The product was released 2010-04-12
What does not
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 09 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 11 2015||1.7.44||Yes||No||Garbage||Wang Xuancong|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Oct 23 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||rox|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 17 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||No||Garbage||Alexander Schlarb|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 25 2013||1.5.26||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10601||Microsoft .NET Framework: GAC API for managed assembly installation needs reparse point/junction API support (.NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 installers and other apps that make use of GAC API)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|18640||.NET Framework 3.x/4.x WPF Media Integration Layer requires IDirect3D9ExImpl_GetAdapterDisplayModeEx implementation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20128||MS .Net Framework 4.0 installer needs native msxml3||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23601||Windows Movie Maker 2.6 reports 'A new collections file cannot be created' (needs 'Microsoft' folder in CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24344||VC++ Express 2010 installer crashes with unimplemented function wer.dll.WerReportCreate||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28924||Visual Studio 2010 fails on startup, needs atl100.AtlAdvise impl||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29676||.NET 4.0 runtime fails to initialize MediaSystem subsystem due to rpcrt4.dll RpcMgmtIsServerListening being a stub||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32323||Netflix (Silverlight 4.x) and several .NET Framework 3.x/4.0 WPF apps require either Arial or Verdana to be installed||STAGED||View|
|32549||Visual Studio 2010 (10.0) Express Edition needs windowscodecs ComponentFactory_CreateBitmapFromMemory impl||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32558||Visual Studio 2010 (10.0) Express Edition web installer crashes due to winhttp reporting available chunk size > 32 KiB (heap corruption)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32561||Visual Studio 2010 (10.0) Express Edition needs windowscodecs ComponentFactory_CreateBitmapFromHICON impl||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32562||Visual Studio 2005-2010 Express Editions need jscript JScript_AddTypeLib impl||NEW||View|
|32564||Visual Studio 2010 (10.0) Express Edition needs atl100.dll.AtlAxDialogBoxW||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32568||Visual Studio 2010 fails on startup, .NET Framework 4.0 WPF message dispatcher unexpectedly receives messages (CoWaitForMultipleHandles, COWAIT_FLAGS, message pump)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32654||Visual Studio 2010 needs windowscodecs WICSetEncoderFormat_Proxy||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33149||Multiple applications show dialog/popup windows behind main window/splash screen (Visual Studio 2010, SPG-Verein 3.x, CLICK v1.40, Excel 2003)||NEW||View|
|34828||Visual Studio 2010 fails to start (IWICBitmapFrameEncode_WriteSource_Proxy, empty rect)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45752||Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 crashes on startup after compiling Wine with GCC 8.x+ and -O2 (detours hook engine can't handle GOT/PIC code emitted at function entry)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|45763||Visual Studio 2010 (full edition): devenv.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 unhandled exception||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Make sure you operate on a clean WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!
Prerequisite installation by using 'winetricks' script
Winetricks will take care of all needed installation prerequisites and work around some problems. Follow the instructions in the link to install it.
To work around some bugs you additionally need:
$ bash winetricks -q corefonts
Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.
This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.
$ aptitude install winbind
$ sudo dnf install samba-winbind*.x86_64 samba-winbind*.i686
Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!
You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:
Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.
Installer fails first time at:
fixme:ntdll:server_ioctl_file Unsupported ioctl 900a4 (device=9 access=0 func=29 method=0)
err:msi:msi_install_assembly Failed to install assembly L"C:\\users\\
err:msi:ACTION_InstallFiles Failed to install assembly
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallFiles" returned 1603
This is due to missing junction support. The following files are special and cause this problem:
C:\windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\WcfSvcHost\184.108.40.206 __ 31bf3856ad364e35 ->
C:\windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\IEExecRemote\220.127.116.11 __ b03f5f7f11d50a3a -> C:\windows\WinSxS\MSIL_IEExecRemote_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_18.104.22.168_x-ww_6e57c34e (IEExecRemote.dll)
C:\windows\assembly\GAC_32\System. EnterpriseServices\22.214.171.124 __ b03f5f7f11d50a3a -> C:\windows\WinSxS\x86_System.EnterpriseServices_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_126.96.36.199_x-ww_7d5f3790 (System.EnterpriseServices.dll, System.EnterpriseServices.Wrapper.dll)
Solution: run the installer a second time (installer won't attempt to create junctions on second run)
If you encounter the following message/failure on startup:
fixme:shell:URL_ParseUrl failed to parse L"PresentationFramework.Aero"
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L".NET Runtime"): stub
fixme:advapi:ReportEventW (0xcafe4242,0x0001,0x0000,0x00000401,(nil),0x0001,0x00000000,0x3296b8,(nil)): stub
err:eventlog:ReportEventW L"Application: Updater.exe\nFramework Version: v4.0.30319\nDescription: The application requested process termination through System.Environment.FailFast(string message).\nMessage: Unrecoverable system error.\nStack:\n at System.Environment.FailFast(System.String)\n at MS.Internal.Invariant.FailFas"...
fixme:advapi:DeregisterEventSource (0xcafe4242) stub
This is bug 32323.
You are missing 'winetricks corefonts' recipe.
Try to enable subpixel font smoothing using 'winetricks':
Actually it's not a freeze but a popup/dialog hidden behind the splash screen.
You press "ENTER" (while keeping the splash in focus) to continue.
Congratulations, you ignored the HOWTO. Make sure you've installed .NET Framework 2.0 via winetricks.
[11/19/14,22:36:31] Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x86): MSIComponent Action: Installing MSI f:\wcu\msdeploy\WebDeploy_x86_en-US.msi with command-line: SKIPVISTASP1CHECK=1 SKIPFX20SP1CHECK=1 SKIPINSTALLSHORTCUTS=1 REBOOT=ReallySuppress
0009:trace:msi:MSI_FormatRecordW L"Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or greater is required to install [ProductName]."
Congratulations, you ignored the HOWTO. Make sure you've installed .NET Framework 2.0 via winetricks.
[11/19/14,22:38:25] Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010: MSIComponent Action: Installing MSI f:\wcu\crystal reports\CrystalReportsTemplates.msi with command-line: REBOOT=ReallySuppress
0009:trace:msi:MSI_EvaluateConditionW 0 <- L"MsiNetAssemblySupport >= \"1.1\"" ... 0009:trace:msi:MSI_FormatRecordW L"This software package can only be installed on systems that has installed .NET Framework 1.1 or higher."