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New Dynamic Instrumentation Profiling for .NET
New Dynamic Instrumentation Profiling for .NET
With the release of version 16.9 of Visual Studio, instrumentation profiling in Visual Studio just got better. Introducing our new dynamic instrumentation tool. This tool shows the exact number of times your functions are called and is faster than our previous static instrumentation tool. It also supports .NET Core instrumentation without...
Intelligent Visual Studio Search Service
Intelligent Visual Studio Search Service
In v16.9 Visual Studio release, we introduce the AI-powered Visual Studio Search service, which is integrated into the shortcut Ctrl+Q for intelligent Visual Studio feature searches. This blog post introduces the system architecture in high level details, including the core Azure services that we built and leveraged.
Working with large .NET 5 solutions in Visual Studio 2019 16.8
Working with large .NET 5 solutions in Visual Studio 2019 16.8
With the release of .NET 5, migration of solutions from .NET Framework has increased. In particular, we have started to see very large solutions being moved. To ensure this experience is as good as possible, we have been working on optimizing Visual Studio to handle solutions that contain large numbers of .NET 5 and .NET Core projects. Many of...
New experience for sending us your feedback
New experience for sending us your feedback
We’ve been working to improve the Developer Community for providing feedback about Visual Studio. Last summer, we updated to a more flexible browser-based mechanism for sending feedback. Now we’re upgrading the rest of the Developer Community website. We’ve listened to your feedback and addressed almost half of all feature requests for ...
A more integrated terminal experience
A more integrated terminal experience
As part of the new additions of the Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 release, and thanks to your feedback, we have added a couple new tricks to the integrated terminal! It now allows you to open a new terminal to a location based on your Solution Explorer selection and provides customizable commands for copy and paste.   Solution Explorer...