Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1 now available!

We’re excited to announce that the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022 is ready to install! This is the first release of a 64-bit Visual Studio and we’d love for you to download it, try it out, and join us in shaping the next major release of Visual Studio with your feedback.

Our key goal with this preview is to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform! With the new 64-bit platform Visual Studio is now capable of scaling to make use of all the system resources you have to improve the reliability of Visual Studio especially when working with complex solutions or using Visual Studio over long periods of time. The 64-bit conversion effort affects every part of Visual Studio, so the scope is much bigger than our usual previews.

We know that you expect quality, stability, and scalability from Visual Studio. And to be totally transparent, the quickest way for us to get there is when real developers like you tell us where we can improve. We really do pay attention to every bug report, suggestion, and upvote! Which you can submit from inside Visual Studio via report a problem.

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The Visual Studio 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, are available in all three editions (Community, Pro, and Enterprise), and are free to use.

We need your feedback

We encourage you to try out the preview and use it just like Visual Studio 2019. We appreciate your time in providing feedback and completing in-product surveys, which are invaluable in making Visual Studio 2022 the best developer environment for you.

We would particularly love to hear about your experiences working with very large and complex solutions in Visual Studio 2022. Before the 64-bit upgrade, customers with this kind of solution would sometimes experience issues with Visual Studio as it ran out of memory to use in the main 32-bit process. During early testing of Visual Studio 2022, the same customers were able to run the IDE for days, even with solutions containing 700 (or more!) projects.

What’s coming

Because most of the Preview 1 upgrades have to do with 64-bit support, we’ll be releasing an exciting slate of new features and performance improvements starting in Preview 2. You can read all about those upcoming features on the Visual Studio roadmap. One new feature you can try right away is the update to IntelliCode – you can automatically complete code, up to a whole line at a time.

There’s still some work left in moving Visual Studio to 64-bit, and a small number of the features in Visual Studio 2019 are not included in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1. You can find a list of those upcoming features in the release notes.

During the Visual Studio 2022 preview, our partners who build the extensions that you use and love will be working to update their extensions. While they do that, their extensions won’t be available in Visual Studio 2022 right away.

The first preview of Visual Studio 2022 for Mac will be coming soon, giving you a first look at the new modern macOS UI for Visual Studio. We still have some work to do before we feel it’s ready for developer feedback and we’ll keep you updated on its progress here on the Visual Studio blog.

Calling all extension authors

If you make extensions, we want to help you get your extensions into Visual Studio 2022. To get you started, check out our guide to migrating your extensions to Preview 1.

Also! This Friday, June 18, you can watch Mads Kristensen, a senior PM on the Visual Studio team, demonstrate how to update extensions for Visual Studio 2022. The livestream starts here at 3 p.m. Pacific time: https://youtu.be/-PKIPTW6km0

We’ll continue to share details with our extension authors and maintainers as we get closer to the official product release for Visual Studio 2022. If you have any thoughts about how we can make this process better, you can share your thoughts on this short survey.

Help shape Visual Studio 2022

Take part in shaping Visual Studio 2022 by installing it, using it, taking part in surveys, and sharing your thoughts on Developer Community.

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  • Daniel Hughes

    What is the progress on Visual Studio for Linux. It has 998 upvotes in the Developer Community, making it Visual Studio’s second most requested feature.

  • Shah Tirth

    In visual studio 2022 .aspx has no auto intelligent for Cascading Style Sheets in not working properly…Please Check it.
    In big fan of latest visual studio & visual studio code

  • Mike Diack

    Suggestion/Feedback (will raise as a bug separately):

    VS 2022 Preview 1’s IDE will only run on 64 bit development systems, but by default the compiler run (cl.exe) when compiling C++ code using VS 2022 Preview 1 is the 32 bit compiler toolchain, targetting either 32 or 64 bit systems.
    Given that MS have long had a 64 bit hosted compiler toolchain, and that already you are expecting the system running the IDE to only be 64 bit, would it not make more sense to use the 64 bit compiler to generate 32 or 64 bit target code (to get more performance and take advantage of more memory during compilation and linking?).

    (I know you can force use of the 64 bit toolchains via environment variables, in older versions of VS, namely the following 2 environment variables:
    PreferredToolArchitecture
    and
    _IsNativeEnvironment
    )

    Cheers, Mike

  • KillerBoy KillerBoy

    just not quickly
    same machine, same situation
    community edition (2019 with extension: codemaid, anksvn, indent guides; 2022 no extension added)

    only for project list vs2019 7.31″ vs2022 13.66″
    reading a solution (4 projects, 4 files opened, ~150000 files in total) vs2019 21.03″ vs2022 51.59″
    closing the solution without (no modification, no questions) vs2019 5.85″ vs2022 10.65″

    test2
    launch and open one solution (11 projects, 11 files opened, ~3700 files in total) operative in vs2019 33.04″ vs2022 40.11″

  • The Sharp Ninja

    Are there official logos or other art assets that blog authors can reuse?

  • Álvaro Aguilar Romero

    Lo instalé para verificar la existencia de los componentes de Data Tools…
    Aún no existen las extensiones para SSIS, SSAS ni SSRS, por lo que en este momento, no es de interés para mí.
    Probaré nuevamente en el futuro próximo,

    Saludos.

  • John King

    Make VS run under .net 6 please !
    Why the .Net[Core] born many years, and even Microsoft is not using it ?

  • Robert Gale

    You write, above that [users of VS expect] “stability, scalability and quality”. This is a strange misapprehension on the part of the author as VS has become, over the past decade, notoriously and increasingly UNstable, UNscalable and shabby. The great hope is that the frustration of endless hangs, crashes and spurious, sometimes bizarre, but always unhelpful error messages will be reduced in 2022. Too much time in VS is spent waiting for the tool to come back to life, and too little engaged in the joy of coding; the reinstatement of the latter being one of the primary goals of the plethora of competitor, lighter-weight tools gaining ground (many of which are also free).

  • Achmad Sudibyo

    Hi, what about unreal engine developer with the improvement of c++ can it on par with jetbrain rider for unreal engine or vs with paid addon such as resharper or visual assist?