Visual Studio 2019 Preview is available for testing
At the developer conference held by Microsoft, the Visual Studio 2019 Preview version was released for download, and all developers can download and experience it immediately. This is the first preview of the next major release of Visual Studio. In this preview release, focus on a few key areas, such as making it faster to open and use projects stored in a git repository, using artificial intelligence (AI) (officially known as the Visual Studio IntelliCode feature) to improve IntelliSense And by integrating Live Share, it’s easier to collaborate with team members.
Microsoft has also written a blog to introduce various changes to Visual Studio 2019. Interested developers can view the details on the Microsoft website.
What’s New in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1
- Collaborate with others using Visual Studio Live Share, which is installed by default. Additional language support for C++, VB.NET, and Razor gives guests a solution view and sharing of source control diffs.
- Open code you recently worked on or start from one of the most commonly used flows like clone, open, or new project through the new start window.
- Create new projects with an improved search experience and filters using the new list of templates sorted by popularity.
- Have more vertical room for your code and a modernized look and feel through a set of new visual changes in the shell.
- View a sharper version of your IDE regardless of your display configuration and/or scaling, as we have improved support for per monitor awareness.
- Use an improved search capability in Visual Studio for menus, commands, options, and installable components.
- Quickly understand your code file’s ‘health’ with a document indicator. Run and configure through a one-click code cleanup from the indicator.
- Easily manage the preview features you are opted in to with a new Preview Features page in the Options dialog.
- MSBuild and Visual Studio now target .NET Framework 4.7.2 by default.
- Take control of how solutions load by using Visual Studio’s new performance improvements that affect stepping speed, branch switching speed, and more.
- See solution load progress in the Task Status Center.
- Choose which projects to load on solution open with solution filter files.
- Improve your typing performance by limiting the impact of auxiliary components.
- Toggle the new option to disable restoring of your project hierarchy state and tool window state.
- Search keywords within the Watch, Autos, and Locals windows while debugging to improve your ability to find objects or values.
- View a dropdown of format specifiers in the Watch, Autos, and Locals windows when inspecting data.
- Use a custom visualizer, now compatible with .NET Core.
- Debug very large applications with large numbers of modules and PDBs.