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In 4 Weeks: Visual Studio LIVE! Chicago 2024

Visual Studio LIVE! Chicago 2024 

April 29 – May 3 | Swissôtel, Chicago 

Join us for Visual Studio LIVE! Chicago for a focused, deep dive into the latest .NET Microsoft Platform developments. You pick the package you want, 3, 4 or all 5 days!
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A new MSBuild editing experience

MSBuild is a fundamental part of the .NET development experience, but it can be challenging to new and experienced developers alike. To help developers better understand their project files and access advanced functionality that requires editing the project file directly, we’re releasing an experimental MSBuild editor that has a much richer understanding of MSBuild files than the current XML schema allows.
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See Your Pull Request Comments with the Latest Preview

We just shipped preview support for viewing your GitHub and Azure DevOps pull request comments directly in your working file in Visual Studio in 17.10 Preview 2. As one of the most highly requested Git tooling feature suggestions on Developer Community,
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Announcing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for ARM64 Architecture in Visual Studio 17.10 Preview 2

We are thrilled to announce the launch of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio in ARM64. This enhancement comes with the exciting release version 17.10 Preview 2. Release of SSDT for Visual Studio on arm64 adds SQL development to the capabilities of Visual Studio on arm64.
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Visual Studio and GitHub Copilot at GDC 2024

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco for a special session on using Visual Studio and GitHub Copilot. In this session, you will learn how to leverage these tools to increase your productivity and modernize your game development workflow.
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GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio: A Recap of 2023

In the rapidly evolving world of software development, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. The introduction of AI in Visual Studio, particularly GitHub Copilot, has revolutionized the way developers code. With Copilot integrated into Visual Studio, you can leverage AI to streamline your workflows,
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Introducing Visual Studio 17.10 – Preview 2 is Here!

We hope you all enjoyed the new and updated features that came with our first preview of Visual Studio 17.10, and now we have even more to share! This release brings additional tools to help you improve your code reviews with Copilot,
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Visual Studio 2022 Version 17.9: A Comprehensive Update for C++ Developers

Visual Studio 2022 version 17.9 introduces a host of new features and improvements for C++ developers. Now, you can use the Memory Layout feature to visualize the memory layout of your classes, structs, and unions directly in the editor. Additionally, the #include Diagnostics feature provides insights into the frequency of element usage from an included file,
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Visual Studio Subscriptions – A Product Manager’s Journey

I stared at my Visual Studio Subscriptions portal with a somewhat blank distance in my eyes as a feeling of inadequacy spread like the misty rains I’ve experienced in the Pacific Northwest. If you haven’t been here, they are the kind that slowly permeate clothes with the intent of educating one on the difference between waterproof and water resistant.
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Code coverage features in Visual Studio Enterprise

By using code coverage, you can find out where your testing needs improvement and make your software more robust and dependable. In this post, we will introduce the new features that we introduced to the Code Coverage Results window in Visual Studio Enterprise 2022.
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WinForms Designer Selection for 32-bit .NET Framework Projects 

Visual Studio 2022’s transition to a 64-bit architecture, driven by customer feedback across the full range of Visual Studio developers, marked a pivotal step towards enhancing the development experience. As Klaus Loffelmann describes in his blog post, this transition enhances overall performance and responsiveness,
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Visual Studio’s Full Year in Review (2023)

In 2023, we added many new features, fixes, and improvements to Visual Studio 2022 to make your coding experience more productive, enjoyable, and accessible. This blog post looks back at all the notable enhancements that shipped in 2023 for Visual Studio 2022.
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A Year of C++ Game Development Improvements in Visual Studio

Game development is evolving rapidly and keeping up with the latest trends is crucial. I’m thrilled that David Li took the time to highlight all the improvements added to Visual Studio for game developers during 2023. Check out his blog here. 
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Using Copilot Chat with C++ in Visual Studio: Generate code, fix functions, and more..

GitHub Copilot Chat is now available in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code for users with an active subscription. Copilot Chat is an AI pair-programmer that allows you to speak in natural language through the chat interface to accomplish programming tasks such as understanding sections of code,
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A Streamlined Extension Manager comes to Visual Studio 17.9

Over the last year, we’ve been building a better Extension Manager for Visual Studio that makes it easier for you to find and install great extensions. Along the way, we’ve invited Visual Studio Preview users to try out the new design and share their feedback with us.
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VisualStudio.Extensibility: Install extensions without restarting Visual Studio!

The new VisualStudio.Extensibility SDK helps you build extensions that run outside of the main IDE process for improved performance and reliability. With a focus on developer productivity, it features a modern, intuitive .NET Core-based API and solid, well-maintained documentation.

This public preview release builds on our previous developer previews,
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Last Chance: Visual Studio LIVE! – Las Vegas

Less than 3 weeks to go! Join Us at Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas

Are you at the forefront of driving business innovation using Visual Studio? With our room block running low, decide today to secure your spot at Visual Studio LIVE!
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Introducing Visual Studio 17.10 – Preview 1 is Here!

We’re excited to introduce the first preview of Visual Studio 17.10! This is where we get to show you what we’ve been working on and what we’re planning, and with feedback from the most active developer community on the planet, we get to deliver truly compelling products.
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Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Now Available

Welcome to Visual Studio 2022 17.9! This release comes with more capabilities and improvements that enhance productivity for you and your team, such as AI-assistance and better extensibility. Plus, we’re always improving core productivity and performance! We’ve included suggestions from you in the community and are publishing more about our backlogs in our release notes and roadmap.
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A Look Back: Visual Studio’s Profiling Tool Advancements in 2023

In retrospect, the past year our team was on a mission to enhance Profiling tools, making them more efficient and user-friendly. We improved instrumentation and our .NET counter tool, broadened platform support, seamlessly integrated unit test profiling, and boosted overall performance.
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2023’s Top 10 New Features for .NET in Visual Studio

The .NET team has been working hard all through 2023 to create innovative features to enhance the productivity and experience of .NET developers. This blog dives into James Montemagno’s favorite new .NET features in Visual Studio. 

I was particularly interested in Dev Tunnels.
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Developing With Accessibility in Mind at Microsoft  

December 3rd was celebrated as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, or IDPWD, to bring awareness and understanding of the issues that people with disabilities face around the world. At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,
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In the Debugger’s Spotlight: A Year in Review

Reflecting on the past year’s journey, our team was on a mission to enhance debugging tools, ensuring they became more efficient and user-friendly. We dedicated our efforts to boosting inner-loop productivity, making external source debugging more seamless, improving overall performance, and optimizing memory analysis.
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A Year of C++ Improvements in Visual Studio

As we enter the new year, it’s a good time to look back at all the features and improvements we made for C++ developers in Visual Studio in 2023. We’ve made advancements across the IDE, toolchain, and the vcpkg package manager in both performance and functionality.
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Code Faster and Better with GitHub Copilot’s New Features: Slash Commands and Context Variables

Have you ever wished you had an AI assistant that could help you write code faster and better? That’s what Visual Studio Copilot Chat offers you: an AI-powered pair programmer that can answer your questions, suggest code snippets, explain code logic,
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Elevate Your Git and GitHub Skills in Visual Studio with the Intermediate and Advanced Series

Git and Version Control skills are essential for development, but they’re often glossed over in coding curriculum and onboarding. We often memorize a few commands without understanding how to recover from sticky situations or leverage Git to the fullest. Are you ready to take your GitHub knowledge to the next level within Visual Studio?
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Visual Studio productivity features in 2023

Over the last year, we’ve invested heavily in new capabilities to help Visual Studio developers code more easily. Let’s look back on some of the additions that aim to make your coding experience more productive.
Feature Name

Release
Spell Checker

17.5
All-In-One Search

17.5
Markdown

17.5
Brace Pair Colorization

17.6
Sticky Scroll

17.6
Compare Files

17.7
Copy and Trim Indentation

17.7
Case-preserving Find and Replace

17.8
Summary Diff

17.8
Rename suggestions

17.9 Preview 1
All-In-One Search plain text support

17.9 Preview 1
Productivity highlights

Here’s a snapshot of some productivity enhancements that shipped in 2023,
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Latest updates for C++ Remote Linux Development in Visual Studio: Remote File Explorer, Integrated Terminal, and more…

Visual Studio allows you to target your remote Linux machines so that you can still use Visual Studio’s build and debugging suite for all your remote workflows just like how you would develop locally without having to leave the IDE. To further enhance your ability to develop remotely for C++ from Visual Studio,
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17.9 Preview 3 brings exciting changes to Code Search

With the release of 17.9 Preview 3 dropping today, we are bringing some exciting enhancements to the Code Search (also known as All-In-One Search) experience. Since our last update with the search experience, we’ve been hard at work refining the experience and ideating ways to add to the experience.
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Code, Connect & Learn at Visual Studio LIVE! in Las Vegas.

As an integral part of our Visual Studio community, we’re thrilled to extend a special invitation to Visual Studio LIVE!, from March 3-8, 2024, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This event is a hub for developers eager to explore the latest features in the IDE plus additional insights from experts in Visual Studio,
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2023 – a year of community experiments

As we enter a new year, we wanted to catch you up on several experiments your feedback and participation helped us fine tune over the course of 2023.

A community experiment is when we identify features believed to increase user productivity and happiness,
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Visual Studio Performance Highlights Delivered in 2023

As we step into 2024, we’re taking a moment to look back at the significant performance improvements our team delivered in 2023. Your valuable feedback, active collaboration, and unwavering support have been crucial in enhancing Visual Studio. This past year has been focused on optimizing performance,
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A year of making you more productive using Git in Visual Studio

As we reflect on the past year, it’s clear that the journey of enhancing our Git tooling has been exciting! Our team has been dedicated to increasing GitHub integration, boosting productivity, and addressing valuable feedback from Developer Community. Today, we’re thrilled to share the milestones we’ve achieved and the enhancements that are making your Git experience in Visual Studio smoother and more intuitive.
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Size, Alignment, and Memory Layout Insights for C++ Classes, Structs, and Unions

In Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8, we introduced a feature that allows C++ developers to easily view the size and alignment of classes, structs, unions, base types, or Enums. Furthermore, in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.9 Preview 1, we’re taking it a step further by providing the capability to visualize the memory layout of your C++ classes,
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Naming Made Easy: AI-Powered Rename Suggestions

Ever struggled to name a variable, method, or class—finding that perfect balance between expressiveness and conciseness? You’re not alone. We’ve tackled this universal challenge in the latest Visual Studio Preview via our GitHub Copilot Chat extension (subscription required). Introducing: AI-powered rename suggestions.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Managed Memory: Dive into Event Handler Leak Insights!

Event handler leaks have been around for a long time, and they are one of the peskiest issues WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) developers regularly deal with. You might be thinking: What makes event handler leaks so important? Event handler leaks are easy to cause,
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