Visual Studio 2022 now available

Amanda Silver

Watch the Visual Studio 2022 keynote

Our launch event is over. In case you missed it, you can watch the keynote on YouTube.

I am really excited to announce that we’ve reached general availability for Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6, both of which are now available for download. Visual Studio 2022 will help you go from idea to code faster than ever. Developer productivity and quality-of-life improvements are at the heart of Visual Studio 2022, and we’re excited for you to try it out. Simply put, Visual Studio 2022 will let you bring your ideas to life.


Productivity in the edit and debug cycle

In this release, we focused on super-charging the edit and debug cycle.

Visual Studio 2022 has IntelliCode. It’s an AI-assisted code companion that enables you to type less and code more. What this means is IntelliCode can now complete whole lines of code for you, allowing you to write dependable code in just two taps of the tab key. IntelliCode can also spot repeated edits and suggest fixes throughout your codebase where there are similar patterns.

Once you’ve made those changes and have your app running, Hot Reload for .NET and C++ gives you the opportunity to update your code and see changes immediately. What’s more, you won’t need to redeploy and launch your application. And there are hundreds of other things under the hood that will help you. Some of the others include improvements in the debugger and .NET language service as well as new features, like Web Live Preview and cross-platform testing on Linux. There are so many new capabilities and fixes that we just can’t list them here, but we have in our release notes and documentation.

Visual Studio 2022 is the IDE for you. It’s for every developer, from apps built with Windows Forms and Win32, to Blazor, to cloud-native applications based on containers, to applications that use machine learning.

Scalability, reliability, and performance

Visual Studio 2022 is our first 64-bit release of Visual Studio. It can now take full advantage of modern hardware in order to reliably scale to larger, more complex projects. In addition, we’ve focused on improving the performance of common scenarios that you use every day.

Tune in and watch our launch event

Don’t forget to check out our Visual Studio 2022 launch event. It’s today at 8:30 a.m. Pacific. You can catch it live on or our Twitch channel. And it’ll be available on our YouTube channel later on, in case you can’t watch it live.

Scott Hanselman will kick things off by interviewing our product team. The product team will show off what Visual Studio 2022 can do. After that, 10 demo-driven “What’s new” sessions – just 20 minutes each and aimed at specific application platforms – will continue getting you up to speed with what’s in Visual Studio 2022. Want tips and tricks? You’re in luck. We have 30 sessions to help you out. And to cap things off, we’ll have a live Q&A with the product team. If you want to get in on the action, you can ask questions throughout the day via the integrated Q&A chat application.

If you want to get in on the festivities, use the hashtag #VS2022 on Twitter during the event. To learn more about the event, check out this blog post.

Watch the .NET Conf 2021

On November 9, you can watch the .NET Conf 2021. It’s three days of packed content from Microsoft and Microsoft community. We have sessions on everything from the latest C# language features, modern cloud, web and native device development, and 80 live sessions on topics covering everything you need to know about .NET. Tune in and feel free to ask questions live on Twitter using #dotNETConf.

What’s next?

Today, we’re also shipping the first preview of the first update to Visual Studio 2022, 17.1. You can find it on the Visual Studio 2022 Preview channel. And keep your eyes peeled in the future for regular updates that will add fixes and new features. If you want to read about our release cycle, make sure to read this. But what will we actually include in the releases? We have you covered. Look no further than the Visual Studio 2022 Roadmap.

Thank you


We couldn’t have made this happen without you. We’ve received an incredible amount of feedback from the thousands upon thousands of developers who have tried the previews. You have all provided so much feedback, from survey responses to bug reports, all of which helped shape the direction of Visual Studio 2022. Including over a thousand fixes to bugs reported by our community. Truly, we want to thank everyone.

We’re not done hearing from you, though. Far from it. Give us feedback as you use Visual Studio 2022. After all, that’s how we’re going to continue to make Visual Studio 2022 as good as it can be.

We also want to thank our extension partners who have been with us on this journey to 64-bit. Thanks to their hard work, over 500 extensions for Visual Studio 2022 are available today from the Marketplace.

Happy coding!


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  • David Dos Santos


    A significant amount of the work we do it’s with SQL Server Data Tools (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS). After installing VS2022 Enterprise, we noticed there is compatibility with SSIS, SSRS, SSAS in VS2022.

    Would you please advise if VS2022 will allow development with SQL Server Data Tools?

    Thank you,
    — David

  • Yoonjeong Jo 조윤정

    I am using a Visual Studio Professional 2019 license key. Using the same license key, can I delete Visual Studio Professional 2019 and get Visual Studio Professional 2022?

  • Kasinath Conjeevaram Ravi

    Can’t wait to try this out and the new .NET 6 eco-system!😊👌👍

  • cs

    Congrats to the DevDiv team, and thanks for all the hard work….exciting times again.

  • Cesar Maroun

    Why was the default theme changed to the less comprehensible and less productive dark mode?!

    It is a fact that dark mode makes you less productive for absolutely scientific reasons.
    Light when there is light, Dark when it’s dark. That’s what most systems have finally understood (Android, Mac OS, etc…)

    You just made every product less productive (No way of convincing the developers that it’s just a hype now).

    The selly “less eye sore” argument has nothing to do with being productive.

    • Gavin Williams

      I’ve never heard this argument before. Let me try to answer … because dark theme!

  • Eugene Kuchynski

    Was waiting for new VS and NET, but in fact got absolutely incredible behavior in the form of 100% usage of CPU and memory (i7 9750H – 16Gb) with pretty average Blazor server project, non-working hot reload and EditContext which tries to validate public fields (not properties) throwing ArgumentException (type does not contain a public property named …). Upon reaching any breakpoint, clicking Continue leads to never-ending “Checking code changes” message. This all turned my pretty powerful laptop into an old bucket not reacting to any clicks.
    As for me, after months of waiting for this release which includes so important and long-awaited improvements, it turned into complete fail 🙁

    • Krešimir Grozdek

      I have exactly the same experience, even with latest update :(((

  • JohnGough Gough

    I’m very impressed with how much smarter IntelliCode is. Very impressed. I’m sure it will get even better over time.

  • David Dos Santos

    So far, I’m not impressed because when I’m creating a new project it stands by for minutes.

    My VS2019 works like a champ with SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, anybody else having issues with VS2022 Enterprise?

  • Hristo Hristov

    Let’s hope that there are a real Visual Studio, Windows and dev tools for Windows on ARM in the works.

  • Łukasz

    I have VS 2019 Enterprise edition.
    Is that possible to refactore key from 2019 to 2022??
    Now i see that is now working and the trial is only available.