Join us April 2nd for the Launch of Visual Studio 2019!

Amanda Silver


At Connect(); as little over two months ago, we released the first Visual Studio 2019 Preview. Based on your inputs, we’ve made several improvements to Visual Studio 2019 in our endeavor to make this the best Visual Studio yet. On behalf of our entire team, I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2019 on April 2, 2019 at the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event.

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Join us at our virtual event

Join us online on April 2 starting at 9 AM Pacific Time for demos and conversations centered around development with Visual Studio 2019, Azure DevOps, and GitHub. We’ll have something for everyone, whether you’re a developer who uses C#, C++, or Python or target the web, desktop, or cloud. And, of course, you’ll be one of the first who get to try out the Visual Studio 2019 release.

Scott Hanselman will kick off the day with an online keynote highlighting the newest innovations in Visual Studio. Be prepared to be delighted and ready to return to your coding even more productively than before! The keynote will be followed by several live-streamed sessions, hosted by experts with online Q&A, that dive deeper into various features and programming languages. We’ll close out the day with a virtual attendee party sponsored by our Visual Studio ecosystem partners, so make sure you stick around!

We’re also looking to team up with community organizers around the globe to organize local, in-person launch events between April 2 and the end of June. Check out the local events page for more details on how to host one of these events or to join local events around the globe. We’ll have supporting content available on GitHub and we’ll support your local event with swag if you let us know about it by March 1.

Visual Studio 2019 Preview 3

As we keep marching towards our launch, we are continuing our Visual Studio 2019 Preview releases. Yesterday we released Visual Studio 2019 Preview 3, which includes several improvements and fixes based on the feedback you provide through the Developer Community. Be sure to check out the release notes for all the details on this release.

Save the date

You can head over to today to get a glimpse of what we’ll be sharing and save the date using the calendar invite or sign up for updates via e-mail. We’ll update the site regularly with more information on the full agenda as well as additional speakers. Tell us about your Visual Studio journey so far and let us know what you’re excited to see using the #VS2019 on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you online!

Amanda Silver
Amanda Silver

Partner Director Program Manager , Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code

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David N 2019-02-14 16:42:04

"We’ll have something for everyone, whether you’re a developer who uses F#, C#, C++, or Python or target the web, desktop, or cloud."There, fixed it for you :-)

Xavier Sarmiento Cornejo 2019-02-15 04:07:12

I think Microsoft left the developers from New York alone because New York City doesn't have events anymore 

Tyler Brinkley 2019-02-15 11:56:51

Will .NET Core 3.0 and C#8 be released at the same time?

Peter Molloy vqbridge 2019-02-16 08:01:52

Hi Amanda, your twitter link doesn't work, just FYI, cheers Peter

anonymous 2019-02-16 12:28:16

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SuperCocoLoco . 2019-02-16 12:33:40

Preview continues with NO OPTION TO SHOW THE TITLE BAR, the most claimed (and the most common sense) feature in the comments of the Preview 1 article in this blog.
Please, this are a Windows desktop based environment. Not a mobile, android, ios or little device that required to save the ridiculous 30px. vertical space. Most of desktop users of Visual Studio are using monitors greater than 20 inches and not need the 30px vertical space save losing the MAIN and most common sense Window feature, the title bar:

Jornesio Francisco 2019-02-18 02:57:45


Michel Posseth 2019-02-18 06:42:57

WOW !!   No mention of VB.Net at all !!!And yes I noticed that VB.Net in VS 2019 has now some C# features like that it is case sensitive ( VB.Net shouldn`t be case sensitive ) my boss pays thousands of euro`s per developer for Visual studio Enterprise with TFS and what do we get ?  features for opensource free rider languages like Python and C#  LOL , I was once told that we ( VB.Net developers )  are the ones who actually pay for the product.

Hitesh Davey 2019-02-18 07:07:26

as per this blog..."We’ll have something for everyone, whether you’re a developer who uses C#, C++, or Python or target the web, desktop, or cloud. ". (why keyword is missing?)
as per MS Strategy for VB.NET ..."We will keep Visual Basic straightforward and approachable. We will do everything necessary to keep it a first class citizen of the .NET ecosystem"
What do u feel so embarsed to about VB.NET? Nowadays MS dev team purposely dropping/omits "VB.NET" reference in their blogs.

Yves Goergen 2019-02-19 04:26:00

Please get used to include the UT (universal time) in your announcements. I believe "PT" is somewhere in the west of the US, but I have no idea what timezone you have there, and when I have to tune in.

paramjit singh 2019-02-20 22:47:56

Will Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio for Mac 2019 be released at the same time

Michel Posseth 2019-02-21 00:47:37

So you have something new for  C#, C++, or Python  developers But for your number 1 proprietary and most used language  you do not have annything new and / or exciting ? even not when we point out to you that hey we exist !?

Ryan White 2019-02-21 08:08:48

Thank you for the post. I look forward to the new updates coming to Visual Studio! 
Hopefully, someone in the San Francisco Bay Area has some space/time to host.

Owen Elder 2019-02-21 19:09:03

Something for everyone!? I'm still waiting (since 2002) for VB6 Tooling in Visual Studio.  I accept the platfom is dead, but try to go back and be productive in that old IDE when you're stuck doing maintenance.  I notice it's still in the TIOBE top 20 - but where are F#, TypeScript and PowerShell?
Hands down, one of the most frustrating things MS has done.

Kathleen Dollard 2019-02-22 11:42:47

Re: Visual Basic.NET isn't in this post...
New versions of both C# and Visual Basic will release in the .NET Core 3.0 timeframe, not with Visual Studio 2019. So, the Visual Studio 2019 launch event is about features in Visual Studio - some of which target scenarios where Visual Basic.NET is not supported. Also, the majority of .NET users are C# users. 
Most of the productivity features for C# in Visual Studio also apply to Visual Basic.NET.
You can see our strategy for the next iteration of Visual Basic.NET here: 
We continue to support and invest in Visual Basic.NET