Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 contains many new and exciting features and IDE productivity enhancements to support Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development, Azure development, web and cloud development, and more.
Now, you and your teams will become more productive in building current and future projects as you benefit from the innovation in the IDE that makes every keystroke count.
Whether you’re new to coding or ready for your next project, Visual Studio 2019 streamlines your experience so you can get right down to focused work. You’ll find more screen space for your code and you can search for anything from one place. You can keep your code tidy with one-click code clean-up. When you’re debugging, you’ll notice better stepping performance and you’ll get search capabilities within the Autos, Locals, and Watch windows to quickly find that elusive object or value.
Visual Studio provides cutting-edge tools and technologies to create apps that take advantage of the latest platform capabilities, whether Windows, Android, iOS, or Linux. It also targets earlier platforms so you can create new apps or modernize existing apps that execute on earlier versions of Windows while leveraging the enhanced development tools, quality enablement, and team collaboration capabilities in Visual Studio 2019.
Visual Studio 2019 Support for .NET Development
Visual Studio 2019 supports development of apps that use any of the .NET implementations. Among the workloads and project types, you can find support for NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, .NET Native for Universal Windows Platform (UWP), C#, F#, and Visual Basic
Support for Android Development
Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build native Android apps using Xamarin and C# or using C++. The Visual Studio Tools for Unity and the Unreal Engine enable Android game development. You can also use Visual Studio for Mac to build Android apps using a Mac.
Use Visual Studio setup to easily obtain the Android SDK and Android API levels 19, 21, 22, and 23. Download additional API levels separately using the Android SDK Manager. You can also use Visual Studio Setup to obtain the Android Native Development Kit (R10E), Java SE Development Kit, and Apache Ant.
Support for Linux Development
Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build and debug apps for Linux using C++, Python, and Node.js. Creating C++ apps for Linux requires the Visual C++ for Linux Development extension. Creating apps with Python or Node,js, requires that you enable remote debugging on the target Linux machine. You can also create, build and remote debug .NET Core and ASP.NET Core applications for Linux using modern languages such as C#, VB and F#.
Support for macOS Development
Visual Studio 2019 enables you to build console applications and ASP.NET applications that target macOS. However, debugging is not supported. For additional macOS development tools choices, try Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio for Mac. Visual Studio Code provides a streamlined, extensible developer tool experience for macOS. Visual Studio for Mac provides a feature-rich IDE that enables you to build native macOS apps, including ASP.NET, using C#.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Features:
Write code with fewer errors
Type variables quickly and accurately, using IntelliSense code suggestions if you get stuck. Maintain speed no matter the complexity as you navigate to any file, type, member, or symbol declaration you need. Make quick improvements to your code using lightbulbs that suggest actions such as renaming a function or adding a parameter.
Learn more about your code
CodeLens helps you easily find important insight such as what changes have been made to your code, the impact of those changes, and whether your method has been unit tested. See references, authors, tests, commit history, and other essential information at a glance.
Quickly find and fix your bugs
Visual Studio lets you pause code execution the moment you want to inspect a bug, using the breakpoint and method you need. If you’ve taken one step too far or encountered an unexpected change, you can step back to any specific line of code – no need to restart your session or recreate your state.
Easily navigate and organize your test suite so you can analyze how much code you’re testing and see results instantly. Immediately know the impact of every change you make, letting advanced features test code as you type. Fix errors as soon as they happen and see if new changes are covered by existing tests.
Share more than screens
Lead your team with quick and natural collaboration using Live Share to edit and debug together in real time, no matter the language or platform. Personalize your session with access controls and custom editor settings that enforce consistent coding styles for everyone.
Build for the cloud
Get up and running quickly using templates for common application types and local Azure emulators–no need for an Azure account. You can also provision application dependencies such as Azure SQL databases and Azure Storage accounts without leaving Visual Studio. Quickly diagnose any issues using Visual Studio’s remote debugger, which attaches directly to your application.
- Merge Conflict: “Take Source”/”Keep Target” is missing
- Crashes when trying to debug uwp application
- Unable to select target platform azure v12 for database project
- Fixed crashes or errors that can occur when running Visual Studio after an install action that requires a reboot.
- Fixed an issue deploying Xamarin.Android apps. This peviously required a manual uninstall of the app from the device or emulator.
- This change fixes a bug where the compiler may sometimes incorrectly remove an instruction in a C++ coroutine.
Top Issues Fixed in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.4.4
- Custom Project Template Not Found
- msvsmon.exe crashes when hitting breakpoint in native C++ code
- Search for a folder in solution explorer, then click home or the X in the search box. The view is reset.
- External Tools argument current line is always zero.
- Can’t create v3 Function project.
- Access violation reading location 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. after updating to VS 2019 Update 16.4.3
- Cannot create function app under 16.4
- MSVC2019 generates AVX-512 instruction in AVX/AVX2 mode
- Bad code generation with rsqrtss (register clobber)
- Visual Studio 2019 Debugger crashes when viewing FastLink callstack.
- C#: Fixed a crash when an attribute constructor is decorated with itself and Nullable Reference Types is enabled.
- Fixed an optimization-analysis bug where we lose track of alias information for arrays of indeterminate length (declared as extern int a) when we unroll loops, leading to possible incorrect dead-store removal.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.4.2:
- VS2019 Preview 4 broke conditional compilation symbols in C#
- API has been deprecated
- Android debugging not working in latest release 16.4 “Debuggee returned error code INVALID_ARGUMENT”
- Fixed a frequent UI delay that can occur while using the editor.
- Fixed a crash when an attribute constructor is decorated with itself and Nullable Reference Types is enabled while using C#.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in Visual Studio failing to start or crashing on C# solution load on certain Virtual Machine setups.
- Fixed a bug where user defined conditional compliation symbols are lost when the build properties page is reopened.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.4.0:
- Visual Studio now supports “FIPS compliance mode”
- XAML Designer zoom/position now defaults to Fit All.
- Create Data Binding Dialog has been added.
- Improvements to regions IntelliSense
- Snippets in XAML IntelliSense
- Pop-up XAML editor as a separate window from designer
- Displaying resources for referenced assemblies
- Just My XAML in Live Visual Tree
- Merge Resource Dictionary
- XAML Islands support
- Edit Template now works with controsl from 3rd party controls.
- Better Clang-Tidy support in C++ CMake projects.
- AddressSanitizer support for projects compiled with MSVC on Windows.
- Support for publishing local Git repositories to GitHub.
- Change your document tabs to a vertical layout with Vertical Document Tabs.
- .NET Productivity additions in this release include the ability to configure the severity level of a code style rule directly in the error list, Find All References now has the option to group by type and member, and a refacotring to make a local function static and pass in variables defined outside of the function to the function’s declaration and calls.
- Integrated terminal adds new functionality as well as general stability fixes (only available on preview releases)
- Containers tool window adds the ability to inspect, stop, start, and remove Docker containers and images
- Option to improve startup peformance by auto hiding tool windows
- Clang-Tidy support in C++ MSBuild and CMake projects, for both Clang and MSVC.
- Automatic detection of SQL Server and Azure Storage connections strings when managing publish dependencies or using Connected Services
- Added support for developing Azure Functions using the 64bit runtime.
- Added support for .NET Core 3.0 app publishing options: Ready to Run (Crossgen), Linking, and SingleExe
- .NET Productivity additions in this release include the ability to configure the severity level of a code style rule directly through the editor, navigate easily up the inheritance chain with the new Go To Base command, adding null checks for all parameters, and XML documentation for overriding methods.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.3.9:
- Edit Continue Crashes IDE
- Link.exe exited with code – 1073741819 when generating map files.
- ClickOnce installer prerequisite vcredist 14 (x64) is invalid after download
- Every time I hit a breakpoint and apply changes with edit & continue Visual Studio crashes to desktop
- Fixed crash when editing code while debugging ASP.NET applications.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.3.8:
- Added support for Xcode 11.2
- ‘TypeConverter cannot convert from System.String’ after upgrade to Visual Studio 2019.
- Fixed an issue where loading existing extensions (.design dll) in UWP crashes Visual Studio.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.3.7:
- C++ Linux project – Remote header sync is broken in Visual Studio 16.3
- Visual Studio 16.3 opens some files with notepad
- Fixed an issue with the Show Output window either closing too quickly.
- Fixed an issue where Visual Studio 2019 stops responding in several scenarios, including opening a solution, changing solution configuration, and closing a solution.
- Improved IntelliSense performance for C++ files
- Local development with many common emulators
- Simplified test access in Solution Explorer
- Git management and repo creation in the IDE
- Kubernetes support now included in Microsoft Azure workload
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Visual Studio 2019 System Requirements:
The following products support the minimum system requirements below:
- Visual Studio Enterprise 2019
- Visual Studio Professional 2019
- Visual Studio Community 2019
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2019
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 10 version 1703 or higher: Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise (LTSC and S are not supported)
- Windows Server 2019: Standard and Datacenter
- Windows Server 2016: Standard and Datacenter
- Windows 8.1 (with Update 2919355): Core, Professional, and Enterprise
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Update 2919355): Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
- Windows 7 SP1 (with latest Windows Updates): Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
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