Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 now available for download, Update 2 already in the works


Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 now available for download, Update 2 already in the works

Microsoft has made available the first update to Visual Studio 2013, after recently rolling out a Release Candidate (RC) version of the update back in December. This update brings along with it a variety of bug fixes and capability improvements. Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 back in mid-October of last year.

“This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. Periodic updates enable us to enhance and expand Visual Studio more frequently to support the latest software development innovations for building and managing modern apps,” Microsoft explained.

This update is minor rather than major and is primarily focused on making Visual Studio 2013 work better alongside older versions of Internet Explorer (pre-IE10). Update 1 contains no improvements or fixes for Visual Studio Team Foundation Service.

Microsoft is already working on the next update to Visual Studio 2013, called Update 2. “The good news (particularly for TFS users) is that Update 2 is very close behind Update 1 and there will be a new version of TFS released for Update 2. We’re just wrapping up feature work on Update 2 this week and will soon be releasing our first CTP (Community Technology Preview). We’re just beginning the process of polishing, bug fixing, etc. to release a solid Update,” Microsoft explained.

Hit the download link below to snag the update! Take a look below for the full change log!

  • Aria role and properties are missing in the Watches and Callstack windows when you debug in Internet Explorer.
  • Updates “Debug Managed Memory” feature to support Windows Internet Explorer 9.
  • When you debug a Microsoft Azure website that is published by using Git, symbols are not loaded. This breaks the debugging.
  • Assume that you edit a dialog that contains at least one picture control in Resource Editor. After you save the file, the project can no longer be compiled.
  • When you edit multiple resources in Resource Editor, Visual Studio crashes randomly.
  • Addresses some Visual C++ automatic formatting issues.
  • Visual C++ IDE does not work as expected if there is an unexpected registry subkey under the following registry key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualSTudio\12.0\FileExtensionMapping
  • IntelliTrace Viewer is updated to support Internet Explorer 9.
  • Visual Studio freezes when you try to run a load test on the cloud by using Team Foundation Service for the first time when there is no active connection to a Visual Studio account from your Team Explorer. 
  • After you run a cloud-based load test by using Team Foundation Service, the “Download Result” operation fails the first time. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
  • There was an error while importing the result file. Details: The system cannot find the file specified. After correcting the problem open the results from Load Test Manager.
  • When you open load test results, Visual Studio continues to request samples even after the load test run has completed and all samples are downloaded.
  • Cloud load testing is broken on a computer that has Internet Explorer 9 installed. The Load Test Manager and Load Test Results windows do not render with Internet Explorer 9 correctly.
  • You cannot run load tests beyond 250 visual users if you activated Visual Studio Ultimate by using an MSDN subscription.
  • Improved the stability of the XAML designers in Visual Studio and Blend in a variety of scenarios for all XAML platforms (such as Windows Store, Windows Phone, Silverlight, WPF).
  • Addressed an issue concerning the packaging of Windows Store applications in which both XBF and XAML were packaged into a Windows Store AppX package when referencing Extension SDKs.