Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2019 will be launched by the company during an event on Tuesday, April 2nd. The company announced a day-long virtual launch event to introduce the new developer platform. During the day, Microsoft will discuss how VS 2019 will increase developer performance through new features.

“I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2019 on April 2, 2019 at the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event,” Amanda Silver says in a new post to the Visual Studio blog.

“Join us online on April 2 starting at 9 AM Pacific Time for demos and conversations centered around development with Visual Studio 2019, Azure DevOps, and GitHub. We’ll have something for everyone, whether you’re a developer who uses C#, C++, or Python or target the web, desktop, or cloud. And, of course, you’ll be one of the first who get to try out the Visual Studio 2019 release.”

Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman will host the keynote and walk attendees through new features. Of course, many of those features have already been tested by users through preview releases of Visual Studio 2019.

During the event, Microsoft will livestream sessions that will look in more details at the abilities of the new platform. Furthermore, the company is taking VS 2019 on tour across April and June to reach out for in-person events.

With around 2 months still to go until the big day, Microsoft rolled out Visual Studio 2019 Preview 3 this week. This will be the final preview version of the service and can be downloaded here.

New Search Function

Last month, Microsoft introduced a new search function for VS 2019. Microsoft described the new search feature as an answer to Visual Studio 2019 users who are inspecting to many variables in Locals or scrolling through Watch to find an object.

With the new feature, users can highlight and navigate to a location they choose. Furthermore, navigation is possible to the value, name, and type columns of each search match.