Visual Studio Lab (VSLab) exploits the power of F# and its interactive top level to provide an interactive environment similar to MatLab and Mathematica, in which you can easily create Add-ins and interact dynamically with them inside Visual Studio. Moreover, since F# is a compiled language, the final code can be compiled as a standalone application.
Goal of the project is to provide the basic infrastructure to turn Visual Studio in VSLab, and a number of addins (called viewlets) used to show data and support development of scientific based applications.Happy birthday!
one year has passed since the first public release! Today we released the new version compatible with May 2009 CTP of F#. More to come!
The Visual tutorial has moved in the new VSLab blog.
I wish to thank all the people that have contributed to this project: my students Davide Morelli and Sara Berardelli in the first place that have made possible the core mechanisms and the 3D viewlet respectively. Cristina Nardini and Emanuele Arpini from Microsoft that supported the idea, and Don Syme that developed such a beautiful piece of code (F# and the 3D viewer) and supported me during VSLab development. I also thanks all other people that are not mentioned here but that have contributed in many ways.