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Writing extensions just got easier
Writing extensions just got easier
In collaboration with the open source community, we’re introducing a new toolkit for writing Visual Studio extensions. Extensions used to be difficult to write, but the new toolkit makes it easier than ever. The toolkit consists of brand-new tooling inside Visual Studio as well as new APIs to code against. It’s all included in the free ...
Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 3, and Upcoming Native M1 Processor Support
Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 3, and Upcoming Native M1 Processor Support
This is an exciting post for us today with several announcements – First, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 3 is now available with support for the general availability release of .NET 6. Second, our team has been working on native support for the Apple M1 processor, and it will be available soon in a future preview. This post contains ...
Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event Agenda
Visual Studio 2022 Launch Event Agenda
We’re excited to host the Visual Studio 2022 launch event on November 8th. This release is unique: it brings together, the move to 64-bit, new capabilities, and improvements to reliability and performance across your entire developer workflow. The launch event is a celebration of that work, and all the work, our community, and extension
We’ve upgraded the UI in Visual Studio 2022
We’ve upgraded the UI in Visual Studio 2022
In Visual Studio 2022, our team made a series of targeted investments to upgrade the Visual Studio user interface. We’re committed to spending time on the things that have meaningful impact to your product experience, so we grounded our work in real problems and suggestions surfaced by you and made sure to work with you every step of the way
Learn to write Visual Studio extensions
Learn to write Visual Studio extensions
Writing extension for Visual Studio can be a daunting task for even the seasoned developer. Figuring out where to start is a not obvious and the whole process a bit mysterious. At least, that’s what you’ve told over the years from trying to write extensions. That’s why we’re now introducing a new video series to make extension writing ...
Join us November 8 for the Launch of Visual Studio 2022
Join us November 8 for the Launch of Visual Studio 2022
On behalf of our entire team, I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2022 on November 8, and the immediate availability of the Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate (RC) and Preview 5. We invite you to explore the latest capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 at our virtual launch event on November 8. Throughout the day, ...