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.
Today Microsoft released version 16.3 Preview 2, and now you can check the update or download install package Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 brings a lot of new features.
- Debug Azure Functions running in Linux containers.
- Search individual components while installing or modifying in the Visual Studio Installer.
- Streamlined Visual Studio update experience that integrates Visual Studio IDE and Installer updates.
- Differentiate workloads and components when adding them in the Visual Studio IDE.
- Code Search via VS Search (Ctrl+Q)
- Easily find newly installed project templates, view selected values on filters, and pin recently used templates in the New Project Dialog.
- Easily configure your applications’ dependencies in publish profiles using the new [Add Dependency] wizard(#webtools-add-dependency-wizard).
- The Visual Studio installer components for .NET Core 2.1 and 2.2 now also include templates (instead of just the runtime).
- Tooling support for serving static assets from within a Razor class library.
- Updated Python Testing Experience using the newly-added Python testing framework pytest as well as a modified unittest experience.
- Reduced time to index large folders and search for files in these folders.
- Added Android Q Preview support for Xamarin.
- XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms.
- Android Material Design in the XAML Previewer.
- Improved tasks view when debugging in Parallel Stacks Window.
- A variety of C++ productivity improvements, including new C++ Core checks, a new default semantic colorization scheme, and on-by-default IntelliCode
- Support for parallel builds in MSBuild-based Linux C++ projects that leverage the native WSL experience.
- .NET Productivity additions in this release include the ability to wrap chains of fluent calls, introduce a local variable immediately after writing its initializer, .NET Core tooling support for analyzers, and an option to expand the list of completions for unimported types.