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

[Update – August 21, 2018] The time table for removing support for synchronously auto loaded packages have been updated based on your feedback as well as to align with Visual Studio 2019. The new plan is as follows: Visual Studio 2019, version 16.0: The user will be notified when a package is being synchronously auto… Read more

Support for Continuous Delivery to Containers and TFVC in Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 2

We have an update for the Configure Continuous Delivery feature in Visual Studio. For Solutions with an ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core projects you can right click on the solution node and select “Configure Continuous Delivery…”with and without container support. You can always configure Continuous Delivery for solutions under source control in GitHub and VSTS Git… Read more

Announcing Language Server Protocol Preview Release

Visual Studio is joining Visual Studio Code in offering support for the Language Server Protocol. As an extension author, you can now write Visual Studio extensions that leverage existing language servers to provide a rich editing experience for languages that initially had no native language support in Visual Studio. With these extensions, you can use… Read more

Visual Studio IDE extensions now published and managed at Marketplace

Consumers of Visual Studio IDE extensions visit Visual Studio Marketplace to discover and acquire extensions. But extension publishers visit Visual Studio Gallery to publish and manage their Visual Studio IDE extensions. Henceforth, extension publishing and management will also be in Marketplace. In this process, all extensions in Gallery will be automatically moved over to Marketplace…. Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline to Azure Service Fabric

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. This update has support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure Service Fabric cluster directly from Visual Studio 2017. To configure continuous delivery to a Service Fabric… Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline for containerized ASP.NET Core projects

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio with support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure App Service on Linux directly from Visual Studio 2017…. Read more

Committing with Confidence: Commit Time Code Quality Information Updated

In the earlier post “Committing with Confidence: Getting Code Quality Information at Commit Time”, we introduced the new Build and Code Analysis Results panel, which gives you a heads-up reminder at commit-time of issues detected by any code analysis tool that puts results in the error list. This means you can take care of those… Read more

What’s New and Improved with the SlowCheetah Extension

We are delighted to announce the latest release of the SlowCheetah extension for Visual Studio. For those who are new to SlowCheetah, it’s an extension that lets you easily add transforms that enable different app settings, connection strings and more for different build configurations. You can read more here. In this release, we’ve made several… Read more

Committing with Confidence: Getting Code Quality Information at Commit Time

Many developers tell us that they are under pressure to deliver software on an ever-faster cadence. This pressure for increased speed makes building your software at high quality from the start even more important – you want to make sure that any commits you make to your codebase are at the right quality, to avoid… Read more

Continuous Delivery Tools adds support for Containers

Last week at //BUILD, the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio shipped a new update. As always we are continuing to expand the extension’s set of features guided by your feedback. The enthusiasm and feedback has validated just how much opportunity there is to help you continuously deliver value to your users. Apart from bug… Read more