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.