VS 2010 and .NET 4 are the next major releases of .NET framework. Together they contain a ton of new functionality and improvements, and which make building applications of all types easier, faster and better. The improvements range from nice small tweaks to major, major enhancements - and can be found across the .NET Framework, the languages, and the IDE.
Below is the list of features released as of now. However I’ll keep updating this list.
- Clean Web.Config Files (Posted Aug 25, 2009)
- Starter Project Templates (Posted August 26, 2009)
- Multi-targeting (Posted August 27th, 2009)
- Multiple Monitor Support (Posted August 31st, 2009)
- New Code Focused Web Profile Option (Posted September 2nd, 2009)
- Auto-Start ASP.NET Applications (Posted September 15th, 2009)
- URL Routing with ASP.NET 4 Web Forms (Posted October 13th, 2009)
- Searching and Navigating Code in VS 2010 (Posted October 21st, 2009)
- VS 2010 Code Intellisense Improvements (Posted October 22nd, 2009)
- WPF 4 (Posted October 26th, 2009)
- Add Reference Dialog Improvements (Posted October 29th, 2009)
- SEO Improvements with ASP.NET 4 (Posted Jan 5th, 2010)
- Output Cache Extensibility with ASP.NET 4 (Posted Jan 27th, 2010)
- Built-in Charting Controls for ASP.NET and Windows Forms (Posted Feb 7th, 2010)
- Cleaner HTML Markup with ASP.NET 4 - Client IDs (Posted March 30th, 2010)
- Optional Parameters and Named Arguments in C# 4 - and a cool scenarios with ASP.NET MVC 2 (Posted April 2nd, 2010)
- Automatic Properties, Collection Initializers and Implicit Line Continuation Support with VB 2010 (Posted April 5th, 2010)
- New <%: %> Syntax for HTML Encoding Output using ASP.NET 4 (Posted April 6th, 2010)
You can learn more about VS 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 and download it for free here.
Hope this helps,