During the MiBuSo conference 2009 in Mechelen we had one presentation, where all attendees could see the future of NAV development environment, which will replace the C/Side from classic client. For others, which are not there, I have some pictures I made with my mobile (sorry for the poor quality). We will see if the presentation will be for download, than you will have high-quality screenshots... :-) I hope that you will enjoy what you will see.
Table designer example:
All is done through common page object, it means, you can FULLY CUSTOMIZE it!
Designer home center:
You can notice that there are info about results of test (yes, currently in NAV 2009 SP1 will be some possibility to create testing functions and create tested solutions!), defects, projects, modules etc.
As you know it. Including data about where used and what uses.
Objects are assigned into modules, you can filter them etc…
No Visual Studio! Own simple editor, to not overload users by unneeded functionality and to keep things simple.
Editor can highlight e.g. variable you are searching for. It means easier orientation and searching in the code.
You know it from Visual Studio… ;-) No more Symbol menu!
Easier entering of parameters. Once again, you know it from Visual Studio. Much better entering parameters, because you know which you are entering/modifying etc.
As you can see, there are good things prepared for us. But take all what you saw as example, how it could be, not how it will be. Nothing is final yet.
But I hope that you are looking for it!