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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.
Explore code clean up

IntelliCode

Powered by AI, trained by thousands of popular open source repositories.
Learn about language support

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 or SSH URI.
Explore the new start

Live Share

Collaborate with anyone on the same codebase without needing to replicate their environment.
Learn how to start sharing

Integrated code reviews

Create, review, and comment on Pull Requests from Azure Repos or GitHub inside Visual Studio.
Install the extension

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.
See what’s new

Search while debugging

Find objects and values quickly with new search abilities in Autos, Locals, and Watch windows.
See it in action

Snapshot debugging (Enterprise only)

Get a snapshot of your app’s execution in the cloud to see exactly what’s happening.
Explore snapshot debugger

Upgrade to the newest improvements

UPDATE

RELEASE 16.1

Visual Studio 2019

Latest updates

  • IntelliCode is now available in the box, no extension needed
  • The very popular GitHub extension is now being installed by default in Visual Studio
  • The Time Travel Debugging (TTD) preview in Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 provides the ability to record an app running, reconstruct and replay the execution path

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Support for per-monitor awareness (PMA) means that the code you work on will now appear crisp and clear in any monitor display scale factor
  • We have added the ability for VSIX projects to reference Shared Projects in the same solution

Release Notes

RELEASE 16.0

Visual Studio 2019

Latest updates

  • Load project dependencies quickly with a new project menu
  • Improved IntelliSense performance for C++ files in CMake projects
  • Load larger .NET Core solutions using much less memory

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Use the new start window to open your recent projects and folders right away or to quickly clone, open, or create a project.
  • Save time by launching Google Chrome with custom arguments to enable JavaScript debugging within Visual Studio.

Release Notes

RELEASE 15.9

Visual Studio 2017

Latest updates

  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin now supports Xcode 10
  • There is now added support for TypeScript 3.1
  • We made improvements to the F5 (Build + Deploy) speed for Universal Windows Platform applications

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Experience the improved debugging experience for NuGet packages using the new symbol package format (.snupkg).
  • You can now import and export an installation configuration file that specifies which workloads and components should be installed with an instance of Visual Studio.

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