Learn about new and old VS tools on Visual Studio Toolbox!

Leslie Richardson

Do you like watching videos to learn about new and existing Visual Studio features?  Then you should check out the Visual Studio Toolbox show!  Available on both Learn and YouTube, Visual Studio Toolbox is a show that helps you become a more productive developer in VS by highlighting tooling within the IDE and the wider Visual Studio family.  Most of our guests are Visual Studio team members, giving you expert knowledge on features while also providing an inside look at how the features were developed.  The show airs a mix of both prerecorded and live episodes, with the latter letting you ask your VS-related questions directly to the people who make Visual Studio what it is today!

 

What’s new on Visual Studio Toolbox?

In August, Visual Studio Toolbox aired two live episodes spotlighting the newest features in Visual Studio.

The first episode streamed this month was “What’s New in Visual Studio 17.7?”.  This episode is part of a “What’s New” miniseries on the Toolbox show which showcases some of the most prominent features in the latest VS update.  In this most recent episode, we explored a wide range of 17.7 features including copy/trim support, performance improvements, Parallel Stacks window debugging updates, new git integrations, and more!

We also released an episode focused on the latest Unreal game engine C++ integrations in Visual Studio 17.6 and 17.7.  C++ Senior PM David Li presented new enhancements such as perf improvements for solution loading and closing, a window for finding all Unreal blueprint references, .editorconfig additions for Unreal naming conventions, among others.

 

Check out Visual Studio Toolbox and share your feedback!

Visual Studio Toolbox is available to watch live or on-demand on Learn, YouTube, and the Visual Studio Twitch channel.  A common theme in the show is that most of the cool features being highlighted don’t happen without your Developer Community feedback, and the show itself is no exception!  Share your feedback about how we can improve the show or what topics you’d like to see next in the comments.

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