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Visual Studio 2019 has been released and it comes with new features and a promise of greater productivity as users are set to benefit from Microsoft’s latest update.

Visual Studio 2019 improves on Visual Studio 2017 in a few key areas. By making it simpler to clone a Git repo or to open an existing project or folder you can get into your code more quickly. Improvements to the template selection screen will make it easier to start new projects; while you’re coding, you’ll notice that Visual Studio 2019 improves code navigation and adds many refactoring’s, as well as things like a document health indicator and one-click code clean-up to apply multiple refactoring rules.

Improvements have also been made to the debugging experience, including data breakpoints for .NET Core apps that help you break only on value changes you’re looking for. Visual Studio Intellicode brings AI-assisted code completion.

These new capabilities will work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android and iOS written using Xamarin, to cloud-native applications using Azure services. The aim of Visual Studio 2019 is to support these projects from development, through testing, debugging, and even deployment, reducing the need for users to switch between different applications, portals, and websites.

Launch Event online

Be sure to check out the on demand recordings of the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event , where Microsoft go into a lot more depth on these features and many others.

Grey Matter and Visual Studio 2019

Our Visual Studio specialists are on-hand to talk to you about your development project and work with you to ensure you are on the most cost effective scheme to take advantage of the latest features.

Want to know more?

To hear from Microsoft in person on these updates you can attend our ISV Partner Day at the Madejski Stadium, Reading on the 16th April, where the Visual Studio 2019: making every developer more productive session will cover this in detail. It’s free to attend and features a range of top speakers and experts from Grey Matter and Microsoft.

You can register here.

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