Some improvements like LINQ are substantial, and some just make our lives a little easier. Intellisense in VS2010 has an improvement that is incremental and will make the life of a programmer a little easier.
In VS2008 Intellisense listed members alphabetically by matching characters as you type them. In VS2010 Intellisense lists members using a contains-a approach. Let's take a few minutes to explore this incremental improvement to the VS2010 IDE.
n a very early version of C++ I realized one could modify the basic IO functions like printf and add a second version of the methods that wrote directly to a second video buffer. The primary implementation of these methods wrote to the primary video and comprised the programs output. By adding a second monitor-a CGA monitor-and adding the equivalent of trace statement and sending them to the CGA video memory you can have your primary output, which in those days was a text-based GUI-display, on your primary monitor and trace statements appear on the CGA monitor. Viola! Two monitors in the days before it was en vogue.
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In VS2008 Intellisense listed members alphabetically by matching characters as you type them.