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Visual Studio vs. Visual Studio Code: How to choose

Choosing between Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio may depend as much on your work style as on the language support and features you need. Here’s how to decide.

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Cross-platform UIs ‘go live’ with .NET MAUI

.NET’s Multiplatform App UI is almost here. What do you need to know to start building cross-platform apps for mobile and desktop?

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Microsoft .NET MAUI release candidate available

Cross-platform framework for building mobile and desktop apps with C# and XAML is scheduled for GA by end of June.

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GitHub Copilot available for Microsoft Visual Studio 2022

AI-driven coding assistant, still in technical preview, has raised questions about the fairness, legitimacy, and legality of its use of freely licensed software.

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Microsoft previews Edge Developer Tools for Visual Studio

The extension preview allows developers to preview ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core web projects, debug and edit HTML and CSS, and inspect and simulate network conditions.

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Microsoft unveils C# 11 list patterns, raw string literals

Next version of Microsoft’s flagship programming language for .NET development will also simplify the syntax for parameter null checking.

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Visual Studio 2022 update improves search, Git integration

Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 is now generally available for production use, while Visual Studio 2022 version 17.2 is available in a preview.

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Microsoft ends support for older Visual Studio versions

Company has posted end of support timelines and suggested upgrade paths for users of Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio 2019.

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Visual Studio 2022 update offers Git improvements

C++ reference searches, code cleanup, autosaves, and stack traces also get attention in planned upgrade.

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Visual Studio feedback upgrade snubs older versions

New feedback system will increase responsiveness to issues and improve the developer experience, Microsoft says, but some users will need to update their IDEs.

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Using WiX to build Windows installers

With a little bit of XML you can automate creating Windows installers for your code, right from your CI/CD pipeline.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 arrives

64-bit upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship IDE ushers in new features to support faster, easier coding and larger, more complex projects.

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Microsoft returns Hot Reload to the .NET SDK

The company apologized for ‘inadvertently’ removing the Hot Reload capability from the .NET SDK repo, and will include it in the GA build of the .NET 6 SDK.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 is due November 8

Microsoft has made a version 17.0 release candidate and Preview 5 of the newly 64-bit IDE available with a go-live license for production use.

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Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 shines on developer productivity

Search and IntelliSense performance, hot reload, and debugging get attention in the planned 64-bit upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship IDE.

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Microsoft offers Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2022 IDE

Extensions are readied for many tasks, including HTML copying, help access, error message viewing, and others.

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Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 shines on JavaScript, TypeScript, Git

Multi-repo capabilities also highlighted in planned upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship IDE.

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Get your Visual Studio extensions ready for 64-bit

Microsoft is finally releasing a 64-bit version of Visual Studio, but you have to rebuild your VSIX extensions for the new IDE.

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