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Visual Studio 2022 For Mac Preview 5

Today, we released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 5, marking the first Visual Studio for Mac release running on .NET 6 and natively on Apple’s M1 (ARM-based) processor. This change has resulted in some immediate performance wins and lays the foundation for the team to innovate more rapidly in the future.
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Bringing Code Cleanup On Save To Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2

Starting in Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2, developers can now perform Code Cleanup automatically when a file is being saved! Code Cleanup automatically on Save is a new feature integrated into Visual Studio 2022 that can clean up your code file to make sure it is formatted correctly and that your coding style preferences are applied.
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Introducing New Git Features To Visual Studio 2022

We continue to enhance the Git experience in Visual Studio, and we are excited to announce some long-awaited updates in version 17.1 Preview 2. Download the latest Visual Studio Preview and check out the following new Git features.
New Git features

Description
Compare branches

Compare your checked out branch with any local or remote branch.
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Integrated Chat In Live Share For Visual Studio 2022

The world thinks that software development is an individual sport, where a developer sits in a dark room and writes magical lines of numbers of letters to make things work. The truth couldn’t be further from that image. I think of it more like a Formula1 type of race with periods of acceleration,
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Visual Studio 17.1 Preview 2 Is Now Available!

Today, we’re releasing Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2. We’ve continued to iterate on the themes of the Visual Studio 2022 release and have enhanced existing features, brought new productivity improvements, and made it easier for you to make Visual Studio your own.
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Your Visual Studio Dashboard

I keep thinking about a tweet that said you should tackle challenging problems and do everything you can to maximize time well spent, so your ecosystem doesn’t have to. 

Because once you’re distracted, it can be challenging to get back into the flow of writing code.
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Test Tools For .NET And Cross-platform Apps

There are a few new goodies added to your everyday test tools that I hope will improve your test inner loop! To familiarize yourself with these new features you can see them in action in the Visual Studio Tips and Tricks video on Testing or keep reading!
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We’re Upgrading Visual Studio’s Feedback! 

Visual Studio is a customer driven tool, our team is dedicated to exploring and learning what challenges you may be facing so we can help. To provide the highest quality of feedback we are upgrading our system, which means older versions of Visual Studio will no longer be compatible to provide feedback.
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Visual Studio 2022 For Mac Preview 4

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 4 release is here, and continues our move of the IDE to fully native macOS UI, fixes many top issues, and introduces new experiences for laying out your windows and searching your source.

You can read all about the latest changes in the release notes.
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What’s New In .NET Productivity With Visual Studio 2022

With the release of Visual Studio 2022 the Roslyn team continues to enhance your .NET developer productivity with the latest tooling improvements.

In this post I’ll cover the following .NET productivity enhancements:
Source Link navigation

Stack Trace Explorer

Naming styles in the EditorConfig UI

Sync namespaces from Solution Explorer

IntelliSense completion for await

New code fixes and refactorings
Navigation and code exploration

Navigating and exploring code is an integral part of developer productivity.
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Become A Master At Git And Open Source 

Have you ever wondered how to manage your code better but never had the time to learn about Git and version control? Maybe you are the only one working on your code and thought that Git is only good for collaboration?
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VS 2022 Launch Recap: Extensibility

The recent Visual Studio 2022 Launch event was jam-packed with content, and that included updates on extensibility!  If you missed out on the live event, no worries because every talk is available in two complete playlists:
Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event playlist

Visual Studio 2022 Tips &
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How Can We Improve Extensibility In Visual Studio?

We are working on exciting, major updates to how extensions are written and used in Visual Studio, and it’s a long road to completing them.  In the meantime, we’d love your ideas on what we can do in the more immediate future to improve how you use or write extensions. 
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Introducing The New Razor Editor In Visual Studio 2022

With the release of Visual Studio 2022 you can now use the new Razor editor for local ASP.NET Core development with MVC, Razor Pages, and Blazor.

Benefits of moving to a Razor Language Server Protocol

We have been working for some time on a new Razor editor for ASP.NET Core projects based on a Language Server Protocol (LSP).
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Writing Extensions Just Got Easier

In collaboration with the open source community, we’re introducing a new toolkit for writing Visual Studio extensions. Extensions used to be difficult to write, but the new toolkit makes it easier than ever. The toolkit consists of brand-new tooling inside Visual Studio as well as new APIs to code against.
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Where Are My Favorite Extensions In Visual Studio 2022?

MVisual Studio 2022’s official GA release is finally here, but many of you have probably asked the following question: “Where are my favorite extensions in VS 2022?” Many authors have already migrated their VS 2022 extensions, but not all published ones are available on the VS Marketplace,
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Visual Studio 2022 For Mac Preview 3, And Upcoming Native M1 Processor Support

This is an exciting post for us today with several announcements – First, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 3 is now available with support for the general availability release of .NET 6. Second, our team has been working on native support for the Apple M1 processor,
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More Flexible And Inclusive Ways To Manage Your Documents

One of Visual Studio 2022’s key investments is in helping you personalize Visual Studio so that you can code the way you want. We’ve added new capabilities for added flexibility and inclusivity for working with your documents!

Flexible workspace

We’ve introduced a way for you to color file tabs by project,
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Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event Agenda

We’re excited to host the Visual Studio 2022 launch event on November 8th. This release is unique: it brings together, the move to 64-bit, new capabilities, and improvements to reliability and performance across your entire developer workflow. The launch event is a celebration of that work,
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We’ve Upgraded The UI In Visual Studio 2022

In Visual Studio 2022, our team made a series of targeted investments to upgrade the Visual Studio user interface. We’re committed to spending time on the things that have meaningful impact to your product experience, so we grounded our work in real problems and suggestions surfaced by you and made sure to work with you every step of the way to ensure we got it right.
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Visual Studio 2022 For Mac Preview 2 Is Now Available

One month ago, we released the first public preview of Visual Studio 2022 for Mac after an initial private preview. Today, we’re happy to share that Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 2 is now available. The focus of this preview is to support the new .NET 6 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) release on Intel-based Macs.
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Learn To Write Visual Studio Extensions

Writing extension for Visual Studio can be a daunting task for even the seasoned developer. Figuring out where to start is a not obvious and the whole process a bit mysterious. At least, that’s what you’ve told over the years from trying to write extensions.
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Join Us November 8 For The Launch Of Visual Studio 2022

On behalf of our entire team, I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2022 on November 8, and the immediate availability of the Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate (RC) and Preview 5. We invite you to explore the latest capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 at our virtual launch event on November 8.
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Case Study: Using Visual Studio Profiler To Reduce Memory Allocations In The Windows Terminal Console Host Startup Path

Setting The Stage

Around the holidays of 2020 it was a bit quieter, and I decided it might be a great time to go investigate how the Visual Studio profiling tools worked. I have been a long-time user of the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA),
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Bring VS Code Themes To Visual Studio 2022!

We want developers to have the flexibility to personalize their Visual Studio IDE to fit their individual preferences, and themes are an important component for achieving this goal. We’ve been testing out a Theme Converter that helps theme authors convert their Visual Studio Code themes to work in VS.
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Visual Studio 2022 For Mac Preview 1 Is Now Available!

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 1 is now available! This is the first public release of our .NET IDE with a refreshed, fully native macOS UI; we’d love for you to download it, try it out, and share your feedback to help us shape the next major release of Visual Studio for Mac.
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Avoiding Memory Leaks In Visual Studio Editor Extensions

Visual Studio extenders make VS even better by augmenting it with specialized tools, new languages, and workflows. As a Visual Studio extender, you can ensure your extension’s customers have the most performant, reliable experience possible by avoiding common sources of memory leaks,
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We Want To Make Help All You Need

On the Visual Studio team, we aspire to deliver higher satisfaction across all areas of Visual Studio with greater awareness, connectivity, and productivity. With this in mind, we’ve been investigating the age-old “Help Menu”. This is just the start of a series of experiments we’re trying, 
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Introducing Collection Of New Visual Studio Themes!

We are on a journey to make Visual Studio more flexible than ever, so that you can make the IDE work just the way you like it! One of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2022 is to build a personal,
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Discover Quick Actions For Common Tasks As You Type, With IntelliCode

Have you ever found yourself wishing there was a built-in tool to accomplish a common task? You could not find the tool and started the work manually. Only after you have started the work, you discover there was a quick action to do the task.
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Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 Is Now Available!

We are excited to announce the fourth preview release of Visual Studio 2022! With Preview 4, there are more new capabilities on the themes of personal and team productivity, modern development, and constant innovation. In this blog, we’re highlighting a few of the new capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4.
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The Future Of Visual Studio Extensibility Is Here!

Visual Studio 2022 seeks to greatly improve your overall development experience, and we’re moving forward with that journey in improving VS extension writing and usage today!  We have several exciting extensibility updates that are either available now or on the horizon,
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New Improved Attach To Process Dialog Experience

With Visual Studio 2022, we promise to bring new tooling to improve the inner loop productivity and debugging experience. In addition, we have several exciting debugging updates, and the new Attach to Process dialog experience is one of them.

We have added command-line details,
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Boost Your Productivity With Productivity Power Tools Extensions In Visual Studio 2022!

Visual Studio 2022 is here and is more customizable than ever. However, that experience may not be complete without the essential extensions you know and love.  As existing extensions continue to be migrated, we’re excited to announce that one of the most popular and anticipated sets of extensions is now available to download today: Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2022!
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Optimizing Toolbars For Your Workflow

Visual Studio is the application I use the most on any given workday, and I consider it my virtual home. It’s where I’m comfortable, productive, excited, frustrated, and happy. I love Visual Studio. Over the years, I’ve learned how to optimize it for my various development workflows—I personalized it.
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It Looks Like You’re Using Visual Studio. Would You Like Help?

We recently asked in an installer survey what you’d find valuable to see while you’re staring at the installer screen during updates/installations in Visual Studio 2022, and y’all said tips and tricks! 

Y’all also told us that you want to see tips in the IDE,
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Revamped Project Properties UI

In Visual Studio 2022 we are improving your experiences around navigating and modifying your project’s properties. The world of .NET is in a very different place than it was a few years ago. With a growing diverse user-base and increasingly cross-platform projects,
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Flexible theming Capabilities For Visual Studio 

If you’re like me, maybe you feel like customizing Visual Studio so that your workflow suits your habits in just the right way. Here are a few updates in Visual Studio 2022 that can help with that! We’ve introduced the ability to sync your Visual Studio theme with your Windows theme so that reading can become easier depending on the amount of background light.
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Improving Developer Security With Visual Studio 2022

Software developers are increasingly being targeted by malware. Recent incidents include Nobelium, Octopus Scanner, and ZINC. To reduce the risk of open-source library adoption in the face of such attacks, developers need a toolchain that assists them in evaluating untrusted content.
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Debugging External Sources With Visual Studio

Have you ever needed to debug and step into a code of dependent NuGet or .NET libraries that do not build as part of your solution? Today, debugging through them is not so easy as debugging your projects that are part of your solution.
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The New JavaScript/TypeScript Experience In Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3

Today we are excited to announce a new experience for JavaScript and TypeScript developers in Visual Studio. We are bringing new tooling to enhance the experience for SPA applications and front-end development.

What’s New?

With Visual Studio 2022, we really wanted to make our JavaScript &
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Multi-repo Support In Visual Studio

Have you ever needed to work on a solution with projects hosted on different Git repositories? Previously, you had to either use multiple instances of Visual Studio or rely on external Git tools. Starting with Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3, you can enable the multi-repo support preview feature which will enable you to work with a single solution with projects in multiple repositories and contribute to them from a single instance of Visual Studio.
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Personalize Your Visual Studio 2022

One of Visual Studio’s core goals is to increase your individual and team productivity. And, one of our key focus areas is to make Visual Studio more personalized and flexible, so that you can make the IDE your own. Below, we’ll summarize some of the personalization features we’ve shipped in our preview channel or plan to ship soon.
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Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 Now Available!

We are excited to announce the third preview release of Visual Studio 2022! With Preview 3 there are more new capabilities on the themes of personal and team productivity, modern development, and constant innovation. In this blog we’re going to highlight a few of the new capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3.
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Visual Studio 2019 V16.11 Is Available Now!

We are excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 GA. This release improves upon the Git tooling experience in Visual Studio, enables Hot Reload for .NET applications, adds convenient links to the help menu, and upgrades LLVM tools to LLVM 12.
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Load Only The Projects You Need With Solution Filters

You, like many other developers, may work in very large codebases that contain hundreds or thousands of projects in a single Visual Studio solution. However, you may only work with a few of those projects and their dependencies. Our Visual Studio team has seen multiple approaches that developers use to only load and work in the projects that they need.
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