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Visual Studio 2019

Learn more about what’s new!

Visual Studio 2019 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.*

Refactoring and displays that scale

Make quick improvements to your code with new codefixes and refactorings, available in Visual Studio 2019 Preview. Use (Ctrl + .) or (Alt + Enter) to see refactorings and Quick Actions, showing as light bulb suggestions. These suggestions include moving members to interface or base class, adjusting namespaces to match folder structure, and other fast improvements.
refactorings in Visual Studio 2019 Preview with C# screenshot
Visual Studio 2019 now supports per-monitor awareness (PMA). This means that code you work will now appear crisp and clear in any monitor display scale factor and DPI (dots per inch) configuration, including across multiple monitors.
PMA dpi side by side screenshot

Release Notes

GitHub extension in Visual Studio

The very popular GitHub extension is now being installed by default in Visual Studio. Connect to GitHub to clone or create repositories, view and create pull requests, and publish through the Team Explorer window.
Github team explorer screenshot

Release Notes

Improvements to C++

Visual Studio Preview now has code completions and quick info for built-in CMake commands, variables, and properties. This will make it much easier to edit your CMakeLists.txt files.
completions and quick info cplusplus screenshot

Release Notes

More for your development experience

In Visual Studio Preview, we have added the ability for VSIX projects to reference Shared Projects in the same solution.
VSIX projects to reference Shared Projects screenshot

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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