As promised back in February, Microsoft rolled out Visual Studio 2019 today on April 2. The company says the latest Visual Studio version is now up and running, available to anyone. The release ends five months of preview since its launch in December 2018. VS 2019 is available for Windows 10 and Mac. Visual Studio 2019 may not be making sweeping changes, but it does see Microsoft put more productivity in the hands of developers. For example, the company wants to connect dev's more efficiently with a new start experience. Here VS 2019 users can easily clone GitHub repos to continue working on projects. This new start window experience also increases the available coding space, while also boasting a new search tool, smarter debugging, AI-powered assistance, and access to VS Live Share. A new search experience is also part of Visual Studio 2019. Microsoft describs the new search feature as a solution for users who are inspecting multiple variables in Locals or scrolling through Watch looking for an object.For example, users can now more intuitively highlight and navigate the exact location they want. Navigation is possible to the value, name, and type columns of each search match. One of the core abilities of the feature is finding keywords faster by search and highlighting.
Visual Studio 2019 Debuts with Focus on AI and Productivity
Microsoft has today made Visual Studio 2019 generally available. The IDE comes with new UI features and AI-powered tools.