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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...
[Guest Post] Visual Studio for Mac Helps You Write Tests
[Guest Post] Visual Studio for Mac Helps You Write Tests
You’re writing tests for your code, right? No? Just say ‘yes’. It’ll make this blog post go a lot easier. So anyway, I’m happy to hear that you’re writing tests for all your code. Whether you’re following the “test first” / Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach or whether you’re just writing some unit tests or integration ...
GitHub accounts are now integrated into Visual Studio 2019
GitHub accounts are now integrated into Visual Studio 2019
We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2019 now offers a fully integrated GitHub account experience. Starting with version 16.8, you’ll be able to add both GitHub and GitHub Enterprise Server accounts directly from Visual Studio. The new functionality allows you to add and leverage them just as you do with Microsoft accounts, which ...