Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 2

We’re happy to share the highlights of the latest Visual Studio 2017 preview, which is now available for download, including: Emulator and Designer improvements when developing mobile Android apps, and Xamarin.Android support of Android P Developer Preview 1 C++ development improvements Ability to fine-tune solution load configuration settings to maximize performance Significant new functionality in… Read more

New Updates for Azure Development in Visual Studio

With Microsoft Build 2018 in the books, we just released a series of updates to Visual Studio for Azure Development. This improves productivity and security for developers building and diagnosing web applications, containers and microservices. To help you make the most of these new advancements for developing in the Azure cloud, we’ve compiled a “best… Read more

Snapshots on Exceptions while debugging with IntelliTrace

Have you ever encountered an exception in your application while debugging, and wanted to know exactly what the state of the app was at that point in time? Or, you’re debugging async code and you want to know the context in which an exception was thrown? Now, with a new feature in IntelliTrace step-back, you… Read more

Improving the responsiveness of critical scenarios by updating auto load behavior for extensions

[Update – October 10,2018] Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1 will notify users when an extension is being synchronously auto-loaded. The extension will load and work as normal. Users can see which installed extensions are at risk of not functioning in Visual Studio 2019, 16.1 by doing the following: Open a “Developer Command Prompt for VS… Read more

Visual Studio and Unity 2018.1, even better together

The Visual Studio team is excited about the Unity 2018.1 release: It’s the start of a new release cycle packed with great new features like the Scriptable Render Pipeline and the C# Job System. You can read the full blog post by Unity for all the details on what’s new in the 2018.1 release. First… Read more

Hyper-V Android emulator support

Today, at Build 2018, we announced a preview of the Google Android emulator that’s compatible with Hyper-V, available on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This enables developers with Hyper-V enabled on their machines to use a hardware accelerated Android emulator, without needing to switch to Intel’s HAXM hypervisor. Amazing work was done by the… Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: New releases for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft Build has always been a time when we deliver a wealth of developer-focused announcements. It’s an opportunity to share our vision for developer experiences across mobile, AR/VR, cloud, web, desktop, IoT and AI. This year, I’m excited to have brought this vision to life with more than a few exciting announcements: .NET Core 2.1… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and version 15.8 Preview 1

Today at Build, we announced the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and the first preview of the next update, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 1. If you would rather try these without installing them, check out the Visual Studio images in Azure that will be available soon. Before digging in, I’d like to… Read more

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5 and beyond

Last year at Build, we launched Visual Studio for Mac, our native macOS IDE for developers building cloud, web, and mobile applications using .NET. Updates have been rolling out at a steady pace ever since, and we’re excited to announce the release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5. We have also continued to bring… Read more

Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode

Visual Studio IntelliCode brings you the next generation of developer productivity by providing AI-assisted development. Every keystroke and every review is informed by best practices and tailored to your code context. You can try it out today by downloading the experimental extension for Visual Studio 2017 that provides AI-powered IntelliSense. What is IntelliCode? IntelliCode is… Read more