Visual Studio 2019 Preview now available on PC and Mac.
What’s new in Visual Studio 2019 Preview:
- 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.
Source Control and Team Explorer
- Temporarily store changes so you can work on another task by using Team explorer’s Git tools support for Git stash.
- Check out the optional extension available on the Visual Studio Market Place, Pull Requests for Visual Studio, that integrates Pull Request reviews into Visual Studio.
- Use the new Azure DevOps work item experience that focuses on developer workflows, including user-specific work item views, creating a branch from a work item, searching for work items with #mentions, and inline editing.
- Save time when writing C++ and XAML code by using Visual Studio IntelliCode, an optional extension that gives AI-assisted recommendations for your code.
- Learn about the F# language and tools open source contributions that have been incorporated. These changes have stabilized the existing F# feature set.
- Easily add Python virtual and conda environments using the Python Add Environment dialog.
- Take advantage of the added support for working with .NET Core 3.0 projects.
- Check out CPU profiling of ASP.NET.
- Use snapshot debugger for .NET web apps running on Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and Azure Kubernetes Service.
Mobile Development with Xamarin
- Experience improvements to Xamarin.Android initial and incremental build performance.
- Take advantage of enhanced productivity in the Xamarin Android Designer.
- Check out the new property panel for Xamarin.Forms controls.
- Improve performance through the shortened the workload size for Xamarin and improved the Android emulator.
- Use Intellicode with Xamarin.Forms XAML.
Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
- Use the IntelliCode extension with XAML with the help of our added support.
Download the preview here.