VS2015 Preview: Coloured Tooltips

Visual Studio 2015 brings a wealth of IDE enhancements. One of these is an improvement to the user experience of tooltips thanks to the addition of a touch of colour.

For instance, here’s what you get when you hover over a type:


…and this is the tooltip you get from intellisense:


How about this tooltip showing a preview of a collapsed method:


Or this tooltip showing a preview of XML documentation:


So that’s a nice touch of colour in several different tooltips.

Not impressed? Let’s take a look at what these looked like in Visual Studio 2013:


OK, so you’ll realise that this new feature in Visual Studio 2015 won’t change your life, but it’s a great improvement in user experience from what we had before.