Microsoft released Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1

Microsoft today announced the first preview version of Visual Studio 2022. Here is the Official Blog post on the Preview announcement. You will be able to run Visual Studio 2022 side by side with your other Visual Studio installations.

From the Official Blog Post

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.

As mentioned the major highlight is 64 bit support.

If you’re using .NET 6.0? Then VS 2022 Preview 1 help you to explore C# 10 features. You can enable C# 10 features by modifying the project file like this.

<Project Sdk=“Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Web”>
<PropertyGroup>
<TargetFramework>net6.0</TargetFramework>
<LangVersion>preview</LangVersion>
</PropertyGroup>
</Project>

And with the updated IntelliCode completions – Visual Studio helps you to write code with less key storks. You can find more details about the IntelliCode improvements from here

Download it, try it out, and join Microsoft in shaping the next major release of Visual Studio with your feedback

Happy Programming 🙂

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