Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 9

Jordan Matthiesen

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Preview 9 is now available! In this release, the focus is on addressing top reported issues from prior preview releases. This work builds on top of earlier previews where we’ve moved the UI of the IDE to fully native macOS UI and migrated the IDE to run on top of .NET 6 (enabling native support of Apple’s M1 (arm64) processor. Get the latest release now by using the Visual Studio > Check for Updates… menu in the product, or download it directly:

Top issues fixed in this release

Thank you to everyone who’s reported issues so far. Here are some of the top customer-reported issues fixed in this release:

In addition to these fixes, you can find a longer list of all fixes in the release notes.

Vote on the top issues affecting you

As we focus on improving the quality of the Visual Studio 2022 for Mac release, we rely on the Developer Community site as our main source for feedback from developers using the IDE. Last blog post, we discussed how to use the Help > Report a Problem menu in the IDE. Please keep sending us those problem reports if you have any issues!

Another way you can help us focus on the most important issues: search for existing issues on the Developer Community site and add your vote to items affecting you. When you click on an already reported issue you can either upvote or downvote items using the up and down arrows next to the vote count:

A box containing an up arrow and down arrow, next to the words 10 Votes. A cursor is over the top of the up arrow.
Upvoting issues on Developer Community

When reviewing issues reported on the latest releases, we always start by looking at items with the most votes to get a feel for the level of impact on developers. If you upvote an issue, please add a comment with additional steps to reproduce the issue. You can also privately upload your log files to make it easier for us to troubleshoot. To find your log files, use the Help > Open Log Directory menu in the IDE. Select your log files, right-click to Archive and create a .zip file, and then upload the .zip (privately) with your comments.

Please keep sharing your feedback

Thanks for helping report issues and making Visual Studio 2022 for Mac the best Visual Studio for Mac release yet. After you’ve had a chance to try out this preview release, please let us know what you think by taking the Visual Studio for Mac Preview survey:

Also, if you’re interested in receiving updates directly from our team, join our Preview Newsletter – we’ll share updates on what’s new and share more opportunities for you to give feedback to our team.

As mentioned earlier, please share your thoughts in our Visual Studio for Mac Preview survey, and keep sending those suggestions or problem reports! 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 are most important to you.

 

 

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    • Kristo Kiis

      Surprisingly MAUI works for me nicely in VS mac 2022 Preview 9. I created a new Maui project with .net command-line tools. Opened the project with VS mac 2022 and ran it in maccatalyst, android simulator and both support hot reload. Can not net test the ios simulator due to currently it supports only intel mac-s, I have M1.

  • Claudiu Alex

    Why Visual Studio for Mac 2022 on Apple M1 attempt to install .Net Core 3.1 ? Does it interfere with .Net 6 ARM already installed ? I can’t deselect .Net Core 3.1 at installation.

    • Jordan MatthiesenMicrosoft employee

      Hi, @Edgar – to help us troubleshoot here, could you please either submit an issue (including your log files) using the Help > Report a Problem… menu in the product? If you can’t get to that menu due to the hang, you can report through the website using this link:

      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/report?space=41&entry=problem

      You can attach log files by switching to the Finder and using the Go > Go to Folder… menu and navigating to this file path, zipping up the files, and attaching them to the issue report: ~/Library/Logs/VisualStudio/17.0

  • Claudiu Alex

    Dear Mr. Jordan Matthiesen,

    Visual Studio for Mac on native M1 Mac is very fluid and fast. Your team did a wonderful job !
    There are many programmers using M1 processors and we are very happy when code with a native version of Visual studio for Mac !

  • Ian Brown

    It’s great to see this, and I’ll be installing it on my M1 Mac this weekend, but is there a target full release date yet please? Are we close, or is it likely to be much later this year?

    Thanks.