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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

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

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, ...

Case Study: Using Visual Studio Profiler to reduce memory allocations in the Windows Terminal console host startup path

Setting The Stage Around the holidays of 2020 it was a bit quieter, and I decided it might be a great time to go investigate how the Visual Studio profiling tools worked. I have been a long-time user of the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA), which is a great tool for doing systems-level performance analysis. It is, however, quite complex and...

Bring VS Code themes to Visual Studio 2022!

We want developers to have the flexibility to personalize their Visual Studio IDE to fit their individual preferences, and themes are an important component for achieving this goal. We’ve been testing out a Theme Converter that helps theme authors convert their Visual Studio Code themes to work in VS. Last week, we shared a collection of new...

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