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Visual Studio Preview

Be the first to access the future of Visual Studio

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.*

.NET productivity & Get to your code

.NET Productivity additions in this release include the ability to rename the containing file when renaming a class as well as Edit and Continue enhancements within the debugger.
Screenshot of .NET productivity
You can now rename a file when renaming an interface, enum, or class. Place your cursor in the class name and type (Ctrl + R,R) to open the Rename dialogue and check the ‘Rename file’ box.
Search through your recent projects, solutions, and folders within the start window. Search for templates in the New Project Dialog.

Release Notes

Performance Profiler

The CPU Usage tool in the Performance Profiler (available via ALT-F2 or from the Debug menu) now automatically displays the “hot path” indicator (red flame) when displaying the Call Tree. This saves a click on common CPU Usage performance investigations.

Screenshot of Performance Profiler

The Performance Profiler now participates in forward/backward navigation in the Visual Studio IDE. As one navigates to various views of tools in the Performance Profiler (available via ALT-F2 or from the Debug menu), navigation points are saved along with other navigation items. One can employ them by clicking the navigation buttons in Visual Studio or invoking the Visual Studio navigation commands.

Release Notes

.NET Core 3.0 projects

You can now publish .NET Core 3.0 worker projects to Azure Container Registry, DockerHub, and more. Visual Studio now has support for adding new Open API & GRPC service references to .NET Core 3.0 projects.

Release Notes

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.

Developer Community

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