I am running out of licenses for Visual Studio Professional. Solution 1 is asking for more budget this year in IT. Another option is using Express version. I know this version doesn't come with automated testing and class diagrams, those sorts of developers' support tools.However, we don't use those tools a lot. We just build MVC website. So far, Visual Studio 2013 Express is ok for us, it supports NuGet, MVC and EF. I felt that is even faster then the Professional version.
I tried the icon attribute in MenuItem. It doesn't work.Actually, you need to modify the header element like this:
The best way to design an interface for WPF is using xaml. However, in some situation, we need to change the layout in code. For example, we select a category view, we need to add a new block in a stack panel.
I started to use Visual Studio 2013 for some new projects. I found there are a number of new features make our life easier, such as displaying the number of references for each class and method.
Those small features help us to build the applications easier.