Your friendly neighborhood .NET productivity team (aka. Roslyn) focuses a lot on improving the .NET coding experience. Sometimes it’s the little refactorings and code fixes that really improve your workflow. You may have seen many improvements in the previews, but for all of you who were eagerly awaiting the GA release here’s a few features you may enjoy!
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As you hopefully heard, the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 is now available. In this post I’ll cover some of the productivity improvements for .NET developers we’re most excited about. For a complete list, check out the release notes.
Regex Language Support
Any regular expressions in your C# or Visual Basic files now have syntax highlighting,
Real time test discovery is a new Visual Studio feature that uses a Roslyn analyzer to discover tests and populate the test explorer in real time without requiring you to build your project. This feature has been introduced in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2 behind a feature flag.
Today, we are releasing a new set of reliability and quality updates for .NET Core 1.0. This month’s update is our second Long Term Support (LTS) update and includes updated versions of multiple packages in .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.