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What’s Next for Visual Studio for Mac

Since it was released a little more than a year ago, Visual Studio 2017 for Mac has grown from being an IDE primarily focused on mobile application development using Xamarin to one that includes support for all major .NET cross-platform workloads including Xamarin, Unity, and .NET Core. Our aspiration with Visual Studio for Mac is to bring the...

Microsoft’s Developer Blogs are Getting an Update

Update: Launch is now scheduled for mid-November to ensure you have the best blog experience. We appreciate all of the feedback so far and we look forward to showing what we’ve been working on! In the coming days, we’ll be moving our developer blogs to a new platform with a modern, clean design and powerful features that will make it ...

Simplify extension development with PackageReference and the VSSDK meta package

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 made it possible to use the PackageReference syntax to reference NuGet packages in Visual Studio Extensibility (VSIX) projects. This makes it much simpler to reason about NuGet packages and opens the door for having a complete meta package containing the entire VSSDK. Before using PackageReference, here’s ...

Introducing ‘Suggest a Feature’ in Developer Community

Customer feedback is a critical input to help us improve Visual Studio. Up until two years ago, the Visual Studio customer feedback system left room for improvement – customers could use the “send a smile” feature in Visual Studio, but this would result in only coarse-grained feedback such as “I like this” or “I don’t like this...

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac Support Updates

As we work to bring you Visual Studio 2019, our team will release the final update to Visual Studio 2017, version 15.9, in the coming months; you can try a preview of version 15.9 here. We’d love your feedback on this release as we finish it up; use Report-a-Problem to submit issues. Following our standard Visual Studio support policy, ...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 3

Today, we are releasing the third preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9. You can download it here and share your feedback with our engineering teams. This release includes ARM64 support in UWP apps as well as improvements to Xamarin and TypeScript. Continue reading below for an overview the fixes and new features. If you’d like to see ...

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