Personalize Your Visual Studio 2022
One of Visual Studio’s core goals is to increase your individual and team productivity. And, one of our key focus areas is to make Visual Studio more personalized and flexible, so that you can make the IDE your own. Below, we’ll summarize some of the personalization features we’ve shipped in our preview channel or plan to ship soon:
- Document management customizations to make you more productive
- New flexible theming capabilities to make the environment yours
- Syncing capabilities so that you can be productive anywhere
- Tools that accommodate your habits and preferences
Your IDE should be uniquely yours. We know that developers like you have different ways to focus, learn, and code. We’re on a journey to create the most flexible IDE ever—one that helps everyone learn effectively and become more productive. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing a collection of blog posts that detail our upcoming features.
Code the way you want
We’re introducing ways that make Visual Studio more flexible so you can learn, navigate, and write code the way you want to. We listened to your ideas on Developer Community and came up with a set of new capabilities that can improve your workflow and help you stay focused and organized. For example, we’re planning to implement the capability to group files by color, so you don’t have to hunt for an open file. Your active document could be bolded so it’s easier to find. There are also ways to customize menus and toolbars to suit your exact workflow. Take a look at additional document management features here.
Be productive anywhere
The ability to sync your settings means that whether you’re working from home or office, you’ll stay productive. We have capabilities for syncing the settings that you care about, to the cloud, so that you can do your best work from wherever you find convenient. For example, a “night mode,” with the ability to sync your Visual Studio theme with your Windows theme, could improve readability at certain times of day, no matter which machine you’re working on.
Get tools that accommodate your habits
Our new document management capabilities makes Visual Studio even more inclusive. We’re planning to build new features that can help developers who are neurodiverse or who have learning differences read and write code more comfortably, and help developers who have challenges with focus stay on task. We recently added a way to adjust line spacing in code so that developers can read their code the way that’s comfortable. We’ve also added new ways to manage documents, customize tabs, and keep track of the current document, so that you can see a custom overview of your workspace before you pick what to focus on next.
Share your thoughts
We’re planning to release a set of capabilities that can accommodate a wide range of preferences to help you make the IDE yours, and we’re excited for you to try them in the new Preview.
We’d like to hear your feedback. Please let us know what kind of personalization features you would like to see by sharing feedback on Developer Community or voting on a request that resonates.