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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  • Robin Wilson

    I’m pleased this is out but it would appear that missing is compatible versions of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and SQL Integration Services and I don’t know why they still aren’t rolled into the main installer checkboxes rather than separate addons.
    It always confuses IT departments and usually wastes a day to get the extra bits installed where admin access is not granted.

    • Chuck Ryan

      I can understand that these services are out of sync with VS as, correct me if I am wrong, they are tied to the SQL Server release, not VS. But there is no reason VS cannot load the latest version at release, they are being shipped as an extension after all, they just choose not to.

  • Alfred J

    How do you upgrade VS 2019 community to VS 2022?
    VS2019 community doesn’t upgrade thru the VS programs auto or manual update and when i try to download the VS 2022 community from the link to reinstall, as it is 64bit, and it is the same download as the 2019 from October 2021.

  • Massimiliano Rossi

    be good at advertising such a product. and do well. however, can you explain to me how you can expect a developer to use VS without having a minimum of support for creating and managing RDLC reports? do you think we do applications without being able to print? and to think that you have taken this path for years now.

    but do me the favor … use other dear colleagues

  • Kelvin Mwenda

    With visual studio 2022 i cannot drag and drop client side libraries from solution explorer to _Layout file in core 6.0.My pointer is displaying the disabled icon.

  • Arvind Knudsen

    It seems like post-build event macros are no longer working?

    I’ve got this command:

    xcopy “$(TargetDir)*.dll” “$(SolutionDir)MyProject\$(OutDir)Modules\$(ProjectName)\” /D /Y /E /I

    And it’s not doing anything, nor is it resolving anything?

    Also – it was very helpful to see the available macros and what they resolved to in the previous versions of VS…

  • Robert Ayotte

    Just my 1.5cents. (inflation)
    was running vs2022 community (preview) and all was going well!
    vs2022 was released, uninstalled preview (best as ms will uninstall)
    installed vs2022 Pro.
    not (1) app works. all worked well being developed in (preview) now
    just creating a “blank” single page mobile (android/ios) and first build
    with only items ms uses to create app i always get (minimum) 30 errors.
    #1 error is ….C#7.3. it wants version 10???????????????????????????????

    finially giving up on this release, will have to format machine and go back to vs 2017
    were everything (including preview) worked!!!!!

    very disappointed in the vs team? total let down on a product that is error driven

    my 1.35 cents, inflation!!!!!

    • Midnight

      I guess the latest 2019 would be fine to cover any needs before .NET 6 become popular. Also C# is fully bacwards compartible. It means #7.3 must work fine in #10 build, anyway I didn’t notice any breaking changes regarding to this.

  • Midnight

    What is `Current` channel? When the Release version will be available? Is Current = Release? Why it was renamed? Why do you show in Installer `Visual Studio 2022 Current` instead of `Visual Studio 2022`? Is it a warning for me that i must pay attention to the delivery channel before use? I can’t catch the idea.

  • Chris Botha

    I want to buy a standalone license for Visual Studio 2022 Professional, not a monthly subscription. Where do I find that? Thanks.

  • Krešimir Grozdek

    Unfortunately, for me this is the worst version since VS2003. I have catastrophic debugging experience with constant freezing of VS2022 while trying to debug anything in Blazor server project. I’ve also noticed abnormal resources (RAM) consumption, and after few hours whole windows system slows down and crashes.
    Development experience is really frustrating. I spend 80% of time wrestling with VS.NET, and 20% doing actual coding.
    VS2022 is real disappointment.
    btw. I have 16 Gb od RAM, CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19042 Build 19042 and VS.NET 2022 Community – Version 17.0.1
    That should be enough resources, doesn’t it?

  • andrei-pancu

    Is Team Explorer being phased out? Essential functionality appears to be missing. For example, how do you initiate a pull request?