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Juanita  Apio

Juanita Apio


[Guest post] Learn C# with Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, and Unity

UPDATE: The book giveaway challenge is complete. We will be announcing winners on the Visual Studio blog within the next week. Thank you for your submissions!

Visual Studio is an amazing development tool. But Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac are more than just intuitive, state-of-the-art development environments. They’re also remarkably powerful learning and exploration tools, with features to help you create and understand your code. I love teaching and learning about C## with Visual Studio. That’s why my co-author, Jenny Greene, and I put Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac right at the center of our latest book, _Head First C# _(4th edition), published by O’Reilly Media. _Head First C# _incorporates Visual Studio directly in the learning. combining Visual Studio with the unique and innovative “brain-friendly” Head First approach to teaching helps us make learning C## easier and more fun for our readers.

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Brain  Crist

Brain Crist


Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 Available Today!

C++ Updates

Visual Studio v16.7 Preview 2 delivers various improvements in the C++ space. Within the Connection Manager, you’re now able to edit remote SSH connections, e.g. if the IP address of your target system changes and needs to be updated. You’re also able to set default remote connections to be consumed via **${defaultRemoteMachineName} **in CMakeSettings.json and launch.vs.json.

When you edit a remote connection, Visual Studio will no longer need to recopy headers to Windows for a native IntelliSense experience. Likewise, setting default remote connections is useful for checking CMakeSettings.json and launch.vs.json into source control with no user or machine-specific information. These remote connections over SSH allow you to build and debug your C++ projects on a remote Linux system directly from Visual Studio.

CPP Add or Remove SSH Connections

C++ Add or Remove SSH Connections with Connection Manager

This release also brings enhanced IntelliSense support for Clang on Windows (clang-cl) in Visual Studio. The clang include path now includes the clang libraries, we’ve improved the display of in-editor squiggles (particularly when using the std library), and we’ve added support for C++2a is supported in clang mode.

The Preview release also contains four new code analysis rules to incorporate additional safety features into C++: C26817C26818C26819, and C26820. Please see the C++ Team Blog for more info.

In addition, new C++20 Standard Library features have been implemented. A detailed list is provided in the STL Changelog on GitHub.

.NET Productivity

Quick Info now displays the diagnostic ID along with a help link where you can easily navigate to our documentation to learn more about warnings and errors in your code.

Diagnostic ID with help links in .NET Productivity

Diagnostic ID with help links in .NET Productivity

Git Productivity

We continue to release more Git functionality in Visual Studio 2019. This time we focus on merge conflict resolution. We’ve revamped the Visual Studio merge editor by decoupling it from TFVC and focusing it on Git.

A new gold info bar at the top of a file will tell you when there are merge conflicts that need to be manually resolved. Clicking will take you to the merge editor, which now has more informative tiles and captions to help you distinguish between the conflicting branches. We’ve reduced the clutter around the zoom margin, health margin, and the toolbar. In addition, it is easier to parse conflicts with aligned matching lines, word level differences, and visible whitespace when it is the only difference. You can turn off non-conflicting differences to just focus on the conflicts. You can also resolve add/add conflicts at the file level now with a two-way merge. Finally, we have added a checkbox to resolve all conflicts on one side or the other with a single click.

Try the new features by toggling the Preview Feature for New Git user experience in Tools > Options.

Improved Git Functionality in Visual Studio 2019 under the Tools Menu

Improved Git Functionality in Visual Studio 2019 under the Tools Menu

In other Git improvements, we will now close any open folders or solutions before starting a new clone operation, so that Visual Studio can open the newly cloned repo to help you get to your code faster. We’ve improved upon the commit text box, adding inline error checking. And we’ve added UI to help you more clearly understand what is happening when you initialize and push a repository to a remote host like GitHub or Azure Repos.

Local Process with Kubernetes

Local Process with Kubernetes allows you to write, test and debug your .NET code on your development workstation while connected to your Kubernetes cluster with the rest of your application or services. By connecting your development workstation to your cluster, you eliminate the need to manually run and configure dependent services on your development machine. Environment variables, connection strings and volumes from the cluster are available to your microservice code running locally.

For more information on Local Process with Kubernetes, we have detailed it out in our team blog.

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Brain  Crist

Brain Crist


Writing Visual Studio Extensions with Mads - Episode 1: Item Templates

Join Mads Kristensen from the Visual Studio team each week as he builds extensions for Visual Studio live!

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Visual Studio 2019: New Windows Terminal has arrived


The new Windows Terminal has arrived on Visual Studio 2019 16.6 for Windows and Visual Studio 8.6 for Mac. In this article I will show how to enhance it with posh-git for a better experience with GIT commands.


posh-git is a PowerShell environment for Git that provides powerful tab-completion facilities, as well as an enhanced prompt to help you stay on top of your repository status. Because The new terminal is compatible with PowerShell (and also classical command prompt) we are able to use them together for a better experience with GIT. Here is a tutorial to install it:

First, set the value of ExecutionPolicy to RemoteSigned for all users use the next command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope LocalMachine -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force

Then install it from the PowerShell gallery:

Install-Module posh-git -Scope CurrentUser -Force

At least update your PowerShell prompt with the following command:

Add-PoshGitToProfile -AllHosts

You can find here more documentation about it:


Now you can open a new Windows Terminal from the menu here:

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Cayla  Erdman

Cayla Erdman


New Features in Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 3.1

In conjunction with Ignite 2020, we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 3.1. Our events always bring an excitement to our team as we launch new functionality to our product. In this release, we are giving you access to improvements in Git Integration, C++20 conformance, .NET Productivity, Web Tools, and XAML . We can’t wait to hear how these features impact your work for the better. Equally, we love to hear how we can strive for constant improvement through our Developer Community.

While taking in one of our free Ignite 2020 sessions, why not download our latest Preview release and give some of these new features a try?

Install Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 3.1

GitHub Codespaces for Visual Studio

GitHub Codespaces for Visual Studio is now available as a limited beta in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 3.1. This gives you an instant cloud development environment that lets you code from anywhere. You can use the features you love from Visual Studio 2019 in a codespace to develop, test, and deploy modern apps including ASP.NET Core web apps, .NET Core, CMake, and C++ console / library apps. GitHub Codespaces for Visual Studio is available to a subset of GitHub users that sign-up while in limited beta. Over time, more users will get access based on availability and sign up date.

Sign-up to try GitHub Codespaces for Visual Studio

Create GitHub Codespaces from Visual Studio 2019

Create GitHub Codespaces from Visual Studio 2019

On a local machine, Visual Studio competes with other apps for resources with limits in CPU and disk space. With Codespaces, many of the CPU intensive operations like loading the solution, building, and debugging are offloaded to the cloud. This allows you to work on enterprise scale application without impacting your local machine’s resources. This also allowed us to dramatically reduce what we install locally when you’re building apps in a Codespace. Installing Visual Studio to connect to GitHub Codespaces takes minutes.

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