VisualStudio.Extensibility: A New Way to Write Extensions

Last year, we announced the first phase of a new extensibility model for Visual Studio.  This new model will make extensions easier to write and more reliable along with additional benefits such as being able to install these extensions without restarting the IDE.  Now, we’re excited to announce the second phase of the new extensibility ...

Visual Studio 2022 17.3 is now available!

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 17.3 has been released and is now generally available. At Microsoft, we thrive on getting feedback and experiences from those using Visual Studio and continually work to improve the product based on this feedback. Visual Studio 2022 17.3 comes with new features such as .NET MAUI GA tooling, ...

Differentiating Visual Studio instances

When you have multiple instances of Visual Studio open at the same time, it can be tricky to tell them apart. Especially if you’re working on different branches of the same solution, which makes them look almost identical. What if each instance could have a unique color so you could instantly tell them apart? Would you use it? The ...

IEnumerable Debugger Visualizer Improvements

In Visual Studio 17.3 Preview 3, we added a few highly requested improvements in IEnumerable visualizer like Filtering, Theming, and CSV export to enhance the visualizer experience further. The .NET IEnumerable debugger visualizer is one of our most loved debugging features in recent times. This was a highly requested feature by developers ...

Analysis Services and Reporting Services extensions for Visual Studio 2022 are here!

We’re happy to announce the popular and long-awaited Analysis Services, RDLC Report Designer, and Reporting Services extensions are available for Visual Studio 2022!  Here’s how these Microsoft extensions for SQL Server can further enhance your business intelligence solution development environment. SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) ...

VS2022 Performance Enhancements: Git Branch Switching

Have you experienced delays when switching between your Git branches in Visual Studio? Did you have to wait for your solution and projects to reload after switching between branches in a Git repository? We are happy to announce performance enhancements to the branch switching experience in Visual Studio 2022. To benefit from the latest ...

Sneak Peek and Edit Your Code While You Search

Throughout Visual Studio 2022 Previews, we've been releasing a series of changes to the way you go about searching code in the IDE using the new All-In-One Search: Now, in 17.3 Preview 2, we’re releasing a new feature to the new All-In-One Search to help you search and interact with code more efficiently: Contextual Code ...

What’s New in Visual Studio: Make it Your Home

Visual Studio 2022 features an array of improvements during each major and minor release, and we know that you may not have a lot of time to find and try them after each update. We also heard from the developer community that you’d like an easy way to keep up with new Visual Studio capabilities that could be useful in your day-to-day work...