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Visual Studio for Mac: Top Features of the New Editor

Over the past year, the Visual Studio for Mac team updated the editors within the IDE to be faster, more fluent and more productive. We did this by building a macOS-native editor interface on top of the same editor backend as Visual Studio on Windows. In version 8.1 we introduced the new C# editor. This was followed by the new XAML editor in 8...

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2 is now available (and a Preview for 8.3)

Today we are announcing the release of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2, as well as Preview 1 of version 8.3. We have a lot of new features and updates in both releases that we’d like to share with you! Some of these include the new C#, XAML and AXML editors, support for .NET Core 3.0 Preview and launchsettings.json and many more.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.1 Preview 1

Today, we are proud to announce the next major update for Visual Studio for Mac: Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.1 Preview. In this update, we are offering our new C# editor as the default experience in addition to introducing support for .NET Core 3 Preview and new project templates. We’ve also been working to improve ...

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac is now available

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac – the next major version of our .NET IDE on the Mac. This release is now available as an update in the Stable channel for existing Visual Studio for Mac users, and new users can download and install it today as well. Visual Studio 2019 for Mac focuses on improving the core of the IDE, setting a foundation for us to bring new capabilities to you more rapidly with future updates.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3

This blog post is all about the cool new features, bug fixes and performance improvements we've added to the latest release (Preview 3) of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac. Some of the highlights include but are not limited to the following: launching multiple IDE instances, faster Xamarin Android developer tools, and a new C# editor. Read on to learn more.

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