Introducing the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP


The Visual Studio blog gives a good overview of the various pieces that the CTP installs, but I thought I’d use this space to look at a little more code that uses the API.

The Roslyn MSDN page contains pointers to an overview document that explains the basic concepts in the Roslyn API in greater detail. There are also several guided walkthroughs that each dive deeper into a particular area of the API. Finally if you install the CTP, there are numerous samples installed to the “My Documents” folder that you can build, run and experiment with.

Watch this space in the next few weeks for a series of posts that will each explore one bit of the API.


We’re very interested in your feedback about the Roslyn project! Because it’s early in the project we’re most interested in feedback about the API and general direction. Please get involved in the discussion about Roslyn on our forums. You can also file bugs on our Connect site. Finally, some of the team members are also on Twitter, and will be keeping an eye on the #RoslynCTP hashtag if that is more convenient for you.


Please note: This is a technology preview and there are known limitations. While the shape of the public API surface is complete, only a subset of the C# and Visual Basic languages have been implemented at this time in the current CTP.

vía Introducing the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP – C# Frequently Asked Questions – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

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