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Visual Studio Preview

Visual Studio Preview gives you early access to the latest features and improvements not yet available in the main release. To see what is in the current preview, check out the release notes.

What’s in it for me

Our pre-release gives you early access to the new features not yet in Visual Studio.

Try side by side

Install the Preview right alongside your main release, leaving your production install undisturbed.*

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Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source contributors, and individuals.
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Fully-featured IDE for small teams. Best if you have a Visual Studio Professional subscription.
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End-to-end solution for teams of any size. Best if you have a Visual Studio Enterprise subscription.
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.NET Hot Reload  and .NET MAUI Support

New Hot Reload user experience simplifies the code editing for WPF, Windows Forms, ASP.NET Core, and Console applications. Now you can simply make a change and use the new “apply code changes” button in the toolbar to apply them immediately without pausing execution or using a breakpoint, while the application is running.
Visual Studio 16.11 preview 1 also adds support for .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI). Now you can open, build, and debug .NET MAUI apps from the IDE, and adds functionality for the new single project architecture.
Make changes and Hot Reload your WPF application

Release Notes

Enforce Consistent Code Style and Code Quality with EditorConfig

You can define and maintain consistent code style in your codebase by defining .NET code style and code quality rule options in an EditorConfig file.
Screenshot of EditorConfig settingsEnforce Consistent Code Style and Quality with EditorConfig

Release Notes

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Engage with our community

We believe that to create a great product for you, we should listen to and engage with you in every stage of our development.

As you evaluate what’s next with Visual Studio Preview, report a bug or suggest a feature in our developer community, where you can talk directly to our product engineers. Your feedback empowers us to evolve and ensure the highest quality in our final product.

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