Visual Studio 2019 to Come to Mac and Windows with New Features

Good news is coming from Microsoft today about Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac – it’s available and ready for download. The history of Visual Studio began in 2017 when Microsoft had launched Visual Studio 2017 in March, and in May 2017 Visual Studio 2017 for Mac. This program became the most well-known and used Visual Studio ever.

Microsoft had announced Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac in June, and the previews were released in December. Visual Studio 2019 will have Al-assisted code completion with Visual Studio IntelliCode, and a real-time collaboration tool named Visual Studio Live Share. Moreover, a new start window experience for getting access into the code, an improved template selection screen, a new search experience, a document health indicator, smarter debugging, increased coding space, and more refactoring capabilities. If you want to have it, click the link for download.

What New Features Will Bring Visual Studio 2019?

  • First of all, the new start windows will work better and faster with Git. That will include Git Repos on GitHub and Azure Repos.
  • Second, UI and UX have received some changes such as a cleaner blue theme, a more compact title and menu bar, and a new product icon.
  • A new search experience replaces the Quick Launch box. You can search for settings, commands, and install options.
  • New document health indicator;
  • A code clean-up functionality;
  • You can change loops to LINQ queries and convert tuples to name-structs;
  • Improvements on Snapshot Debugger;
  • Better performance when you want to debug large C++ projects;
  • Improved Autos, Locals, and Watch windows.
  • IntelliCode and Live Share – you can improve the code quality and collaborate in real time with members for editing and debugging directly from Visual Studio Code.
  • IntelliCode for XAML and C++ code;
  • Virtual Studio Code’s IntelliCode can be used for developing JavaScript, Java, Python, and TypeScript.
  • Read-only mode for additional languages like Python and C++;
  • Guest can start debugging sessions;
  • Share, edit, and debug code without the need to clone repos.

If you are curious about Visual Studio 2019, hit the link below and you can also find a free course available until April 22 by Pluralsight. Also, LinkedIn Learning also has a free course until May 2.

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