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Avoiding Memory Leaks in Visual Studio Editor Extensions
Avoiding Memory Leaks in Visual Studio Editor Extensions
Visual Studio extenders make VS even better by augmenting it with specialized tools, new languages, and workflows. As a Visual Studio extender, you can ensure your extension’s customers have the most performant, reliable experience possible by avoiding common sources of memory leaks, described within this blog post. Background In the early...
We want to make Help all you need
We want to make Help all you need
On the Visual Studio team, we aspire to deliver higher satisfaction across all areas of Visual Studio with greater awareness, connectivity, and productivity. With this in mind, we’ve been investigating the age-old “Help Menu”. This is just the start of a series of experiments we’re trying, and we want your (ahem) help to...
Introducing Collection of New Visual Studio Themes!
Introducing Collection of New Visual Studio Themes!
We are on a journey to make Visual Studio more flexible than ever, so that you can make the IDE work just the way you like it! One of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2022 is to build a personal, flexible IDE that you can make your own. We’ve teamed up with theme authors from the community to test a new tool that converts VS Code themes...
Discover quick actions for common tasks as you type, with IntelliCode
Discover quick actions for common tasks as you type, with IntelliCode
Have you ever found yourself wishing there was a built-in tool to accomplish a common task? You could not find the tool and started the work manually. Only after you have started the work, you discover there was a quick action to do the task. IntelliCode can now spot when you're performing a common task and recommend the right quick action...
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is now available!
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is now available!
We are excited to announce the fourth preview release of Visual Studio 2022! With Preview 4, there are more new capabilities on the themes of personal and team productivity, modern development, and constant innovation. In this blog, we're highlighting a few of the new capabilities of Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4. We’d love for you to ...
Optimizing toolbars for your workflow
Optimizing toolbars for your workflow
Visual Studio is the application I use the most on any given workday, and I consider it my virtual home. It’s where I’m comfortable, productive, excited, frustrated, and happy. I love Visual Studio. Over the years, I’ve learned how to optimize it for my various development workflows—I personalized it. Just like I would with a home in ...