Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 & version 15.7 Preview 2 releases


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 has been released.

What’s news?


In 15.6, we continued improving solution load performance, specifically for scenarios when design time build results are cached. Large C# and Visual Basic solutions will load twice as fast as before when a solution has already been opened on a machine.

.NET Core Solution Load

We focused on .NET Core and according to our lab measurements, customers can expect 20% faster solution load times on average.

UI Responsiveness Notifications

In order to provide more transparency around extensions’ impact on performance and reliability, Visual Studio performs real-time analysis to determine whether an extension is likely to have caused unresponsiveness. If an extension is determined to have caused the hang, Visual Studio will display a notification which allows the user to disable the suspect extension or suppress future notifications for that extension

These are the customer-reported issues addressed in this release:


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 2

  • Improved IntelliSense for conditional XAML
  • Additional C++ development improvements
  • Streamlined configuration for updating UWP apps
  • Inclusion of TypeScript 2.8
  • Ability to debug JavaScript files using Microsoft Edge
  • Tooling to prevent Web application permission problems
  • Support for building additional project types on the build servers.


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