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Iterating on your Welcome Experience feedback

One of Visual Studio’s goals is to help you quickly ‘get to code.’ We’ve recently experimented with Welcome Experience in Preview that helps you get to the code and tasks that you care about, right within the Visual Studio shell. Take a look at the original Welcome Experience design and its motivations in the previous blog post. ...

Create a Microsoft Power App for your ASP.NET Core Web API

Boost your developer journey by easily creating front ends for your web APIs. Low-code tooling is becoming increasingly popular among developers because it allows them to create applications faster and with less code. In Visual Studio 2022 17.6 preview 2, you can now connect to the Microsoft Power Platform via connected services and create ...

Unified Settings: Share Your Feedback!

In a hybrid and cloud-based world, we want to make it easy for you to configure Visual Studio to your preferences whether you're working on a laptop from home, on your desktop in the office, or using a Dev Box or Azure VM. Unified Settings reimagines how you personalize your IDE with a modern UI that reacts to changes immediately, has portable...

All-In-One Search available in 17.6

The All-In-One Search experience was first introduced in 17.2 Previews, and we’ve been refining its quality since. The new search merges code and feature search capabilities into one UI, so you can go to one place to find the things you need. Real-time results and a preview of the results speed up the process to get you to the right place. ...

Visual Studio 2022 – 17.6 Performance Enhancements

Visual Studio 2022 17.6 introduces exciting performance enhancements in several key areas. These improvements aim to enhance the overall software development experience by boosting productivity, reducing wait times, and providing a smoother workflow. The performance enhancements in Visual Studio 2022 17.6 include...

Turbocharge your Visual Studio experience with Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft Dev Box is a managed service that enables developers to create on-demand, high-performance, secure & ready-to-code workstations in the cloud. It gives companies the ability to pre-configure the development environment with all the tools needed to build, test, and deploy applications making developers more productive, regardless ...

Sticky Scroll: Stay in the Right Context

When coding in a long file, it’s easy to lose track of the method or block you’re writing in. Or when scrolling through an unfamiliar codebase, it can become disorienting where you are in the code. Sticky Scroll can help you stay in the right context by sticking helpful scopes, including namespaces, classes, methods, loop initialization...

Visual Studio 2022 17.7 Preview 1 is here!

Welcome to the Visual Studio Public Preview 1 of version 17.7! This exciting update offers a wide range of productivity enhancements tailored to the diverse needs of developers. Experience the cutting-edge improvements of Visual Studio and discover what lies ahead in this Preview release before it becomes widely available.

Visual Studio 2022 – 17.6 Now Available

In the sprint to the BUILD 2023 conference, we're thrilled to announce the general availability of Visual Studio version 17.6 today. This latest release delivers a range of powerful tools and features designed to empower you in crafting cutting-edge applications and experiences. The user-friendly environment, along with essential features like...