Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC

Today we announced a new update to Visual Studio 2017 RC that includes a variety of improvements for both ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects. If you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2017 RC, you will be notified of the available update automatically. Otherwise simply install Visual Studio 2017 RC to get the latest updates. Also, if you’re willing to help us improve our tools by giving feedback on features and ideas before we ship them, let us know who you are.

Below is a summary of improvements this update brings:

  • Workload Updates
    • .NET Core graduated from being a Preview workload to a standard part of the “ASP.NET and web development” workload
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    • If, you only want to build .NET Core apps, there is a dedicated “.NET Core cross-platform development” workload available in the “Other Toolsets” category of the Visual Studio Installer.
    • The capability to open existing MVC4 projects is now available as an optional component for the “ASP.NET and web development” workload.  If you do not choose it during installation, you will be prompted to install it when you open an MVC4 project.
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  • You can now remote debug .NET Core apps running on Linux over SSH from Visual Studio using the Attach to Process dialog. See the debugger team’s blog post for details on how to enable it.
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  • When debugging JavaScript running in Chrome, Chrome now launches with all of your extensions and customizations enabled once you log into the Chrome instance launched by Visual Studio.
  • ASP.NET 1.1.1 shipped which includes an important security fix for ASP.NET 1.1.  See the Microsoft Security Advisory for details.

Thanks for trying out this latest update of Visual Studio 2017! For an up to date list of known issues see our GitHub page, and keep the feedback coming by reporting any issues using the built-in feedback tools or via Twitter.