Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 Released

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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 Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, and now you can check the update or download install package Visual Studio.



  • New C++20 Standard Library features have been implemented. Please refer to the STL Changelog on GitHub for a detailed list.
  • You can now edit and set default remote SSH connections in the Connection Manager. This means you can edit an existing remote connection (e.g. if its IP address changed) and set default connections to be consumed in CMakeSettings.json and launch.vs.json. Remote SSH connections allow you to build and debug C++ projects on a remote Linux system directly from Visual Studio.
  • Enhanced IntelliSense support for Clang on Windows (clang-cl) in Visual Studio. The clang include path now includes the clang libraries, we’ve improved in-editor squiggle display when using the std library, and we’ve added support for C++2a in clang mode.
  • You can now try out underlining code errors and see more suggested quick fixes in C++ projects. Enable this feature under Tools > Options > Environment > Preview Features > IntelliSense code linter for C++. Learn more on the C++ Team Blog.