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What’s new

Visual Studio 2019

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Save time with new features

Stay focused and productive with improved performance, instant code cleanup, better search results, and Git integration.

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Improved search

Search for settings, commands, and install options with relevant results.
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Code cleanup

Navigate between code issues and apply style and formatting fixes in bulk.
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Team up to solve issues

Enjoy natural collaboration through a Git-first workflow, real-time editing and debugging, and code reviews right in Visual Studio.

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Git-first workflow

Start coding quickly by cloning or checking out code from an online repository.
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Live Share

Collaborate with anyone on the same codebase without needing to replicate their environment.
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Intergrated code reviews

Create, review, and comment on Pull Requests from Azure Repos inside Visual Studio.
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Zero in with precise targeting

Highlight and navigate to specific values, optimize memory use, and take automatic snapshots of your application’s execution.

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Performance gains

Use an improved C++ debugger that handles large, complex apps with an external process.
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Search while debugging

Find objects and values quickly with new search abilities in Autos, Locals, and Watch windows.
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Snapshot debugging (Enterprise only)

Get a snapshot of your app’s execution in the cloud to see exactly what’s happening.
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FEATUREVERSION Visual Studio 2015 Visual Studio 2017 Visual Studio 2019
Git-first workflow
Visual Studio Live ShareReleased in product with Visual Studio 2019
CodeLens (Community Edition)
Search in debug windows
Live Unit TestingReleased in Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise
IntelliCodeVisual Studio Extension
Integrated pull requestsVisual Studio Extension
Out-of-process debuggerReleased for C++ applications