Visual Studio for Mac 17.3 Preview 2 is now available

Jordan Matthiesen

Today we release Visual Studio for Mac v17.3 Preview 2; focused on addressing top customer feedback from the Visual Studio for Mac v17.0 release. If you’re already using the Visual Studio for Mac Preview release, use the Visual Studio > Check for Updates… menu to update. If you aren’t using it yet, download it now:

This blog post summarizes the top changes in this release. You can check out the preview release notes to learn about all of the changes we’ve made.

Top issues fixed in this release

Each release we focus on fixing some of the top items reported to us on the Developer Community site. In this release, some of the top issues include:

.NET MAUI improvements

In Visual Studio for Mac v17.3 Preview 1 we introduced support for .NET MAUI development. To get started with it, you should download the Preview installer and choose the .NET MAUI workload to install templates and required dependencies.

New in v17.3 Preview 2, we’ve now added support for New File (Item) templates. To use these, right-click on your .NET MAUI project or folders in that project and choose the Add > New File… menu.

Additionally, we’ve made some fixes to the Apple Authentication flow for provisioning your iOS apps. You can now connect your account using your App Store Connect API key. To add an Apple account, use the Visual Studio > Preferences… > Apple Developer Accounts menu. This experience is still in progress so please try it out and send us your feedback!

Please keep sharing your feedback

Please continue to share your thoughts 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 your favorites.