Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 2 is now available

Jordan Matthiesen

One month ago, we released the first public preview of Visual Studio 2022 for Mac after an initial private preview. Today, we’re happy to share that Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 2 is now available. The focus of this preview is to support the new .NET 6 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) release on Intel-based Macs.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac previews can be installed side-by-side with Visual Studio 2019 for Mac and is free to use.

Building apps with .NET 6 RC2

This release includes support for .NET 6 RC2 when installed on Intel-based Macs. For now, .NET 6 RC1 is still installed by default and you need to manually install .NET 6 RC2. Running .NET 6 RC2 in Visual Studio for Mac on the M1 (ARM64) processor architecture isn’t currently supported, and our teams will share out a new update once that is working.

Continuing work on the move to native macOS UI

In our previous blog post we described Visual Studio for Mac’s move to a fully native macOS UI. In Preview 2 we’ve continued this work by porting the existing Test Results window along with a few smaller pieces of the UI. You can read more about these changes, as well as included bug fixes, in the release notes.

Keep sending us your feedback!

Your bug reports are very important to us as we continue to improve the product – please keep those suggestions and problem reports coming! You can use the Help > Report a Problem or Help > Provide a Suggestion menus to share feedback, or go to the Visual Studio for Mac Developer Community site to vote for those that impact you the most.