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.
- Windows 11 SDK support.
- Adds Xcode 13.0 support.
- Add AMD64 math functions to ARM64X CRT.
- Updates to the ARM64 and ARM64EC interfaces between the binary and the POGO instrumentation runtime.
- Fixed several problems with IntelliSense responsiveness and correctness affecting C++20 concepts, ranges, and abbreviated function templates.
- Fixed a false positive in local lifetime checks.
- Corrected an issue where arrays allocated with a constant of size > 32bits could allocate less memory than requested.
- Ensures that ATL string initialization occurs during static variable initialization, in the default AppDomain.
- Fixed a bug in C++ Concurrency::parallel_for_each that was crashing the calling process due to integer overflow.
- Fixed a bug in the STL’s iterator debugging machinery that could cause crashes in multithreaded programs using STL containers.
- We have fixed a fatal internal compiler error caused by unnamed structs whose fields are referenced from SAL annotations.
- Fixes a rare crash when analyzing templated code that uses __uuidof.
- Fixed an issue that caused C++ static analysis results to sometimes not display correctly in the FixIt action.
- Fixed opening .uitest extension files in Coded UI project
- Fire component change events for non-component objects also in WinForms .NET designer
- Fix for crash on deleting ContextMenuStrip control in Windows Forms .NET designer.
- Guard against crashes when the Windows Forms designer reloads when dragging.
- Fix for intermittent VS crash while interacting with WinForms .NET designer during solution or project rebuild.
- Fixed a bug causing .NET 5 projects to be reported as out of date when they should have been up to date, causing slower builds.
- Automatically disable asset-indexing for large scale Unity projects.
- This release fixes an issue with deploying certain Windows Application Packaging projects where deployment is unnecessarily copying unmodified files.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.11.3:
- Fixed missing “Remote Device” debug target for Xamarin iOS projects.
- Fixed a bug that caused a start menu shortcut link to disappear. The bug only happened when updating multiple instances of different product SKUs on the same machine.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.11.2:
- Fixed an issue where CMake cache generation would fail, which blocked IntelliSense, build, and debug.
- Fixed warning “Evaluating the function ‘System.Diagnostics.TraceInternal.Listeners.get’ timed out and needed to be aborted in an unsafe way” when starting debugging on some .NET and dotnet Core application.
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.11.1:
- Fixes an issue installing the Microsoft.VisualStudio.ScriptedHost.Registry package during Visual Studio installation, which would cause the entire installation to fail.
- Unblocked Adding a new SSH Connection through Tools Options
What’s New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.10.4:
- Remove use of disallowed registers in memset.
- Fixed a codegen bug involving complicated nested expressions involving the bitwise-not operator.
- Fixed shader debugging for VS Graphics Analyzer
- Fixed an IntelliSense crash that occurred when processing static data members in in-class template specializations.
- X64 VC Redist no longer removes runtime files when run with /installer /passive switches.
- Corrected an issue where the include search order may be incorrect when prepended to “Include Directories”.
- We have fixed performance problem and false positives caused by one of the checker extensions that finds bugs in misuse of VARIANTs.
- We have fixed performance problem caused by one of the checker extensions that finds bugs in misuse of enum values as index.
- Introduces Live Share language services fix that restores major code editing features for collaboration session participants (code completion, syntax highlighting, errors, etc.)
- Concurrency analyzer should no longer produce false warnings C26110 (failure to acquire lock) with auto-lock patterns.
- C# and Visual Basic compilers fixed a crashed involving InternalsVisibleTo clashing with other assembly level attributes.
- We have fixed an issue experienced by customers packaging their projects with Windows Application Packaging Projects, such as WPF NetCore apps and Project Reunion apps:
Error Assets file ‘…\obj\wappublish\win10-x86\project.assets.json’ not found. Run a NuGet package restore to generate this file. App4 (Package) C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\5.0.302\Sdks\Microsoft.NET.Sdk\targets\Microsoft.PackageDependencyResolution.targets 242
This problem was caused by the Packaging Project looking for the project.assets.json file in the wrong directory, win10-$(configuration), when it should be looking in win-$(configuration).
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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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