C# Dev Kit – Now Generally Available
Today, we are thrilled to announce the general availability of C# Dev Kit, a Visual Studio Code extension that brings an improved editor-first C# development experience to Linux, macOS, and Windows.
A Community Effort – Thank You!
Since our initial preview in June, we have received both quantifiable data and invaluable community feedback that have shaped this product. Approximately 350 issues, primarily reported by our community, have been addressed. These enhancements range from quality improvements to scenario clarifications. Your active engagement has led to over 300 targeted improvements, rendering a more robust and reliable extension. This combined effort was crucial in our decision to transition from preview to general availability and to initiate official support for Visual Studio subscribers.
What is C# Dev Kit?
The C# Dev Kit leverages the core C# language services and delivers additional productivity value to developers. While these core productivity features are now generally available, additional experiences that support .NET MAUI and Unity are still in preview, leveraging the C# Dev Kit. These extensions continue to benefit from feedback and improving your development workflows for MAUI and Unity in VS Code.
What’s Next for C# Dev Kit
Today’s official launch is only the start as we will continue to listen to your feedback and work toward improved performance, reliability, and adding features to support your C# development in VS Code with updates to the extension on a monthly cadence. If you want to get the early bits, opt-in to the pre-release channel where we will insert fixes and previews of new features as they are developed.
Please share your feedback by reporting new issues via VS code or searching the existing enhancement and issues and give your ‘thumbs up’ or additional context to the issue to help us prioritize.
If you would like to learn more about C# Dev Kit, you can catch some great sessions coming to Ignite and .NET Conf in November or explore our updated C# VS Code documentation and Get Started docs. Try out the new C# environment with C# Dev Kit today!