Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 Blog Rollup

Sy Brand

Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 was a huge release for us, so we’ve written a host of articles to explore the changes in more detail. For the short version, see the Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 Release Notes.

We’d love for you to download Visual Studio 2019 Preview, give it a try, and let us know how it’s working for you in the comments below or via email ( If you encounter problems or have a suggestion, please let us know through Help > Send Feedback > Report A Problem / Provide a Suggestion or via Visual Studio Developer Community. You can also find us on Twitter @VisualC.

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  • Accel229 0

    Did you just delete comments to blog posts during the transfer? Or are they coming?

    • Sy BrandMicrosoft employee 0

      Unfortunately there were factors outside the C++ team which meant that comments could not be transferred. We understand this may be frustrating.

      • Accel229 0

        Please consider at least making a readonly copy of the old blog with the old comments still available. That’s what other sites do when they migrate in ways that make comments hard to preserve.

  • Accel229 0

    Also, the new site is noticeably slower than the old one. If that’s expected at first – fine, but if the new site is supposed to be faster or same speed, I thought you’d like to know that it isn’t. The time to open a post isn’t super-terrible, the posts open in 6-7 seconds, but with the old site they were opening visibly faster – in 2-3 seconds maybe. No hard measurements, sorry.

    • Sy BrandMicrosoft employee 0

      This is a known issue, I’m talking to the platform team about it, thanks!

      • Accel229 0

        As a follow up, after 3 weeks, I see no difference. The new site is still noticeably slower than the old site and it seems to me to be about as slow now as it was 3 weeks before. Pages just take way too long to open. We are back to modem speeds just without progressively-loading JPEGs.

  • Hristo Hristov 0

    When are we going to start seen preview versions of C++20 and C11?
    CMake support in VS2019 is a great feature but you should really start testing it more before releasing even preview versions! There are always issues – regressions!
    There is already a great CMake extension for Visual Studio Code but it requires a fulltime developer! Please consider taking over the CMake extension. The C++ support in Visual Studio Code is great but without at least CMake support with the feature parity as same as VS2019 it is not that useful.
    1. CMake on Windows with VS20192. CMake on Linux/Mac with VSCode
    3. PROFIT

  • Saikiran Nathan 0

    I was wondering when there would be support for the Mac for C++. I have used visual studio before on windows and I really like the interface and most of my college professors require visual studio project files. I am taking a course in assembly that my teacher requires visual studio’s C++ compiler for .asm. Would it be possible if someone could reach out to the team at microsoft to allow C++ support for visual studio on the Mac. The mac already has C# support and I feel that it would be benifical if we had support for the mac. 

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