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  3. Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.7 (8.7.0.2037) released August 5, 2020. This release of Visual Studio for Mac now supports running on the macOS Big Sur developer beta builds. If you're already on Big Sur and can't use the updater, visit the Visual Studio for Mac website and download the installer.

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Get the Preview of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac by updating to the Preview channel.

This release is not 'go-live' and not intended for use on production computers or for creating production code.

To learn more about Visual Studio for Mac, see Mac System Requirementsand Mac Platform Targeting and Compatibility.

To learn more about other related downloads, see the Downloads page.

What's New in 8.8 Preview

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview Releases

  • October 27, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 6
  • October 20, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 5
  • October 13, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 4
  • September 14, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 3
  • August 25, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 2
  • August 5, 2020 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 1

Release Highlights

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  • Visual Studio for Mac 8.8 Preview 4 adds preview support for Custom .NET Core templates added with dotnet new (Preview features can be enabled in Preferences > Other > Preview Features).
  • Visual Studio for Mac 8.8 Preview 2 adds support for debugging Blazor WebAssembly projects.
  • Visual Studio for Mac 8.8 Preview 2 adds support for accessing Azure DevOps NuGet package sources using the signed in account without the need to use a personal access token (PAT).
  • Visual Studio for Mac 8.8 Preview 1 or newer now support running on the macOS Big Sur developer preview. See Known Issues for additional information.
  • We added functionality to Visual Studio for Mac to warn users when low disk space will degrade the experience.

Known Issues

Refer to the Known Issues section.

Feedback & Suggestions

We would love to hear from you! You can report a problem through the Report a Problem option in Visual Studio for Mac IDE.You can track your feedback, including suggestions, in the Developer Community portal.

Release Notes

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 6 (8.8.0.2899)

released October 27, 2020

Visual Studio 2019

Project System

  • We updated MSBuild to 16.8 RC2.

Shell and Tools

  • We fixed an issue where it was not possible to type (special) characters in the VS console while pressing the option-key.
  • We fixed an issue where alerts were not clickable with the mouse on macOS Big Sur.

Source Code Editing

  • We fixed an issue with YAML support.

Version Control

  • We fixed an issue where an error was shown after copying a file if Git was not installed.
  • We fixed an issue where deleting a new file under a newly added folder deleted the empty folder as well.

Web and Azure

  • We fixed an issue where IntelliSense shows the OpenAPI client after the OpenAPI service was removed.
  • We updated .NET Core to 5.0 RC2.

Xamarin

  • We added support for Xcode 12.1.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 5 (8.8.0.2829)

released October 20, 2020

Shell and Tools

  • We updated NuGet to 5.8 RC.

Source Code Editing

  • We fixed an issue where EventHandler completion didn't work.

Web and Azure

  • We fixed an issue where an invalid development certificate caused an unrecoverable hang.
  • We updated .NET Core to 3.1.403 and 2.1.811

Xamarin

  • The Android SDK manager will now prompt to install Android API 28 if it is not already installed to ensure compatibility with the Xamarin.Forms templates.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 4 (8.8.0.2811)

released October 13, 2020

Debugger

  • We fixed a potential crash/hang after terminating the debugger.
  • We fixed an issue where local variables were not evaluated when debugging a Blazor application with .NET 5.

Project System

  • We fixed an issue where the Android build process never stops.
  • We fixed an issue where renaming a file with 'Show All Files' enabled in the Solution window added the file twice and might have caused a hang.
  • We fixed an issue with VS for Mac setting a different FrameworkSDKRoot.
  • We fixed an issue where creating a new project folder with a single character failed with an error.

Shell and Tools

  • We replaced the 'Pad' terminology with 'Tool Window' throughout the IDE and updated the top-level View menu.
  • We fixed an issue where the content of the 'Reference' dialog was not announced in proper sequence with VoiceOver.
  • We fixed a potential hang in the Assembly Browser.
  • We fixed an issue with encoding inside the integrated Terminal.
  • We fixed an issue where 'Find' in the 'Replace in Files' dialog replaced the found text.
  • We fixed an issue where Searching in a Directory failed after the second use.

Source Code Editing

  • We fixed an issue where Design-time error highlighting and Quick Fix suggestions stopped working.
  • We fixed an issue with Red underlines not being shown on syntax errors.
  • We fixed an issue where inserting code snippets into a C# file failed.

Test Tools

  • We fixed an issue where Running unit tests from the context menu was way slower than from the Unit Tests pad.

Version Control

  • We fixed an issue where the Git configuration dialog blocked use of the IDE and could not be closed.
  • We fixed an issue where the status of a copied then pasted file was not updated properly.

Web and Azure

  • We have added a preview support for Custom .NET Core templates added with dotnet new.
  • We fixed an issue where a Blazor WebAssembly project was not recognized as such with .NET 5 and the Browser selection was missing.
  • We have updated the .NET Core SDK to 3.1.402.

Xamarin

  • We fixed an issue where the target framework of a Xamarin.Mac full framework project kept switching back to Xamarin.Mac Modern.
  • We fixed an issue where VS for Mac was removing some default properties from Xamarin.Android projects.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 3 (8.8.0.2120)

released September 14, 2020

Shell and Tools

  • We have ported the Assembly Browser to the new Editor.
  • We have reimplemented the Errors pad and moved the build output to a separate pad.
  • We have improved overall performance and reliability.

Source Code Editing

  • We have fixed an issue where an Enum could not be used as a nullable type in generic interfaces.

Version Control

  • We fixed an issue where stashing errors were not handeled properly.
  • we fixed an issue with broken selection buttons in the 'Review and Commit' view.

Web and Azure

  • We fixed an issue with breakpoints not hitting when debugging a Blazor WebAssembly Application.

Xamarin

  • We fixed an issue where Xamarin Forms Hot Reload caused the iOS Simulator to come to foreground.
  • We fixed an issue with the iOS Simulator Window stealing focus multiple times.
  • We fixed an issue with Vector Images not appearing in Assets.xcassets.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 2 (8.8.0.1532)

released August 25, 2020

New Features

Debug Blazor WebAssembly projects

Visual Studio for Mac now includes full support for debugging Blazor WebAssembly projects, giving you the option to set breakpoints, watches, navigate your code using step and skip commands, and more.

For more information on debugging in Visual Studio for Mac, see Debugging with Visual Studio for Mac.

Web and Azure

  • We added support for .NET 5 preview 8.
  • We added integrated support for accessing NuGet Azure DevOps package sources using the signed in account without requiring a personal access token (PAT).

Bug Fixes

Debugger

  • We fixed an issue where the debugger would prefer an imported class over a local variable with the same name.

Project System

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from canceling a solution load operation.

Shell and Tools

  • We improved the performance of the Assembly Viewer.

Editor

  • We fixed a problem where new F# projects would not restore and build due to the FSharp.Core NuGet package being unavailable.

Visual Studio 2019 Community

Web and Azure

  • We fixed an issue with solution file generation that caused a compatibility problem with Visual Studio on Windows.
  • We fixed an issue where .razor files would incorrectly show a “Using directive is unnecessary' error.
  • We fixed an issue where IntelliSense for classes from a new Razor class library project were not available in .razor files.
  • We fixed an issue preventing Azure subscriptions being found when publishing to Azure Publish to Azure.
  • We fixed an issue where Azure subscriptions were not found.
  • We fixed a crash in the Razor editor.

Xamarin

  • We updated the Android SDK Tools path to support the new 'cmdline-tools' path.
  • Hot reload updated the minimum required Xamarin.Forms version to 4.6.0.923 when using incremental.

Other

  • We improved startup performance of the IDE.
  • We improved the performance of closing a solution.
  • We fixed an issue where vstool would not return the exact id of an extension which can then be used for disabling/enabling the extension.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8 Preview 1 (8.8.0.493)

released August 5, 2020

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This release of Visual Studio for Mac now supports running on the macOS Big Sur developer beta builds. If you're already on Big Sur and can't use the updater, visit the Visual Studio for Mac website and download the installer.

Editor

  • The F# editor and language service have been updated to use the same backend as Visual Studio (Windows). This fixes a number of issues previously reported on Developer Community including:
    • F# multiply operator as a function wrongly affects color of code after.
    • F# 4.7 language features don't work.
    • Undo doesn't work.
    • Three double quotation marks are placed instead of two.
    • F# 4.7 isn't supported.
    • Editor fails on matching quote insertion.
  • We fixed an issue causing the default key binding for 'Navigate To...' to no longer work with the French keyboard.

Project System

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in an empty properties pad for files when loading AddIn projects.

Shell and Tools

  • We increased the speed of the find in files functionality.
  • We fixed an issue causing erroneous exceptions to be logged when deleting unsaved files from a project.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in multiple searches and unresponsiveness in the search experience.
  • We fixed an issue where Visual Studio is unable to find files/classes included into a multi-target SDK style project.
  • We fixed an issue where the directory path for find in files was not set correctly.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented users drom opening assemblies in the Assembly Browser.
  • We fixed an issue that caused files to open in Visual Studio Code instead of in the hex editor when choosing to open in the hex editor.

Source Control

  • We fixed an issue where there was odd behavior when copying files under source control.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause hangs when using Git version control.
  • We fixed an issue causing version control commits to fail if Git reported fatal: LF would be replaced by CRLF.
  • We fixed an issue that disabled view history when a file that's not tracked or a project is selected in the solution pad.
  • We fixed an issue where Git integration on Visual Studio for Mac is not working.
  • We fixed an issue where deleting a file from project rolls back messing up the Source control.
  • We fixed an issue where openinig a project or switching branches on console does not always update the current branch in the project browser.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a doesn't point at a valid Git repository or workdir. error message when working with Git.

Web and Azure

  • We fixed an issue where a new F# test project will display errors and warnings.

Xamarin

  • We fixed an issue that erroneously changed the simulator to iPad Pro for the designer if Xcode was used to open and add layouts to the Storyboard file.
  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to load Storyboards in Visual Studio for Mac.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in Storyboard errors.
  • We fixed an issue where adding an Apple account for Xamarin.iOS is broken.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in failure to add an Apple developer account with two step authentication.
  • We fixed an issue preventing pairing with Visual Studio.
  • We fixed an issue where the Storyboard editor would not start.

Known Issues

The following is a list of all existing known issues in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.8:

  • After installing the latest .NET 5 SDK, developers of .NET Core 3.1 apps might see an error indicating 'The ASP.NET Core developer certificate is in an invalid state.'. Running dotnet dev-certs https --clean then dotnet dev-certs https --trust from the Terminal will fix the issue.
  • Loading Blazor WebAssembly projects with .NET 5.0 RC1 is not yet supported.
  • In rare cases, it's possible to be up to date with everything but the .NET Core 3.1.300 SDK. If you enter into this configuration and update to .NET Core 3.1.300 using the updater, the notification to update the .NET Core SDK will not disappear until the IDE is restarted.
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Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac has hit general availability — you can download it now from visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads. Visual Studio 2019 includes AI-assisted code completion with Visual Studio IntelliCode. Separately, real-time collaboration tool Visual Studio Live Share has also hit general availability, and is now included with Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 in March 2017 and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac in May 2017, which turned out to be the “most popular Visual Studio release ever.” The company announced Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac in June, and started releasing Visual Studio 2019 previews in December.

Visual Studio 2019 improves on Visual Studio 2017 across the board. It includes a new start window experience to get developers into their code faster (making it simpler to clone a Git repo or to open an existing project or folder), improved template selection screen, increased coding space, a new search experience, more refactoring capabilities, a document health indicator, and smarter debugging. Plus, all of the above works 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.

New features

The new start window on launch is designed to work better with today’s Git repositories, including local repos, Git repos on GitHub, and Azure Repos. Git aside, you can still open a project or a solution or create a new one of either.

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Visual Studio’s UI and UX have also received subtle changes, such as a new product icon, a cleaner blue theme, and a more compact title and menu bar. There’s also a new search experience that replaces the Quick Launch box. It lets you find settings and commands and install options, and it even supports fuzzy string searching.

Visual Studio 2019 improves the code maintainability and consistency experiences with new refactoring capabilities — such as changing for-loops to LINQ queries and converting tuples to named-structs. There’s also a new document health indicator and code clean-up functionality.

As for debugging, stepping performance is improved and search capabilities have been added to the Autos, Locals, and Watch windows. You can also expect improvements to the Snapshot Debugger to target Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS), and better performance when debugging large C++ projects, thanks to an out-of-process 64-bit debugger.

IntelliCode and Live Share

At its Build 2018 developers conference in May, Microsoft previewed IntelliCode and Live Share. The former uses AI to offer intelligent suggestions that improve code quality and productivity, and the latter lets developers collaborate in real time with team members who can edit and debug directly from Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio IntelliCode now has custom models and expanded language support. Custom models further improve the AI-enhanced IntelliSense, giving developers personalized recommendations based on the patterns and libraries used in their code, on top of the analysis made on thousands of open source repos. Visual Studio developers now get IntelliCode for XAML and C++ code, in addition to C#. Visual Studio Code developers can use IntelliCode when developing JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, and Java.

Visual Studio Live Share, which is now installed by default in Visual Studio 2019, helps developers collaborate in real time, including desktop app sharing, source control diffs, and code commenting. Being able to share, edit, and debug code is great, but being able to do so without needing to clone repos or set up environments is even better. Based on feedback, Microsoft also added features like read-only mode, support for additional languages like C++ and Python, and enabled guests to start debugging sessions. Live Share can be used in a variety of use cases, including pair programming, code reviews, giving lectures, presenting to students and colleagues, or even mob programming during hackathons.

Learning Visual Studio 2019

For a full run-down of all the additions and improvements, check out what’s new, the docs, and release notes (Windows, Mac). Furthermore, Pluralsight has a free Visual Studio 2019 course available until April 22, while LinkedIn Learning has a free course available until May 2.

Microsoft is also hosting a virtual Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event and over 70 local launch events around the world today where it will demo the new version and detail its features. The company has also planned over 200 more events between now and the end of June. If all else fails, there’s always the Visual Studio Developer Community.

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