GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio 2022

Mads Kristensen

GitHub Copilot uses OpenAI Codex to suggest code and entire functions in real-time right from your editor. Trained on billions of lines of public code, GitHub Copilot turns natural language prompts including comments and method names into coding suggestions across dozens of languages. In Visual Studio, Copilot acts as a pair-programmer making it more joyous to code – and increases your productivity at the same time.

And an updated version of Copilot for Visual Studio was just released. It contains a lot of fixes, tweaks, and other improvements. Check out this demo video:

Together with the built-in AI in Visual Studio called IntelliCode, your AI programming partners elevate your coding to the next level. IntelliCode and Copilot complement each other and use lots of the same underlying AI/ML technology and APIs.

To get started with GitHub Copilot, make sure you are on version 17.4 or later of Visual Studio 2022. Then check out this step-by-step guide. Copilot is free for GitHub verified students and maintainers of popular open-source projects. Learn more about billing for Copilot.

This is the first blog post in a series about AI in Visual Studio, so stay tuned for more about GitHub Copilot and IntelliCode and how they can improve your coding and team productivity.