It has been a busy week for Microsoft's Visual Studio 2022 Preview. It started with the company rolling out the preview to macOS and is ending with the company detailing one of the core features of the recently released Preview 2 on Windows. Specifically, the Hot Reload tool that is available for C++ and .NET applications.
In a blog post, Microsoft has gone into great detail about the feature. In summary, Hot Reload gives developers on .NET and native C++ apps the ability to boost productivity during the build process of their applications.
In terms of code, the new Hot Reload, it can work alongside the existing XAML Hot Reload feature. Furthermore, it also works in unison with debugger capabilities like breakpoints that are already part of Visual Studio 2022 Preview.
“In this release we're excited to announce major improvements to our Hot Reload experience, highlights include things such as our initial support for editing Razor pages in your ASP.NET web applications, support for Hot Reloading C++ apps during the debugger experience, the ability to use .NET Hot Reload without the debugger when launching the app with CTRL-F5 and support for more types of edits.”
Microsoft says the new Hot Reload for C++ and .NET works with apps like WinUI 3, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, XAML, Console, Blazor Server and more.
Recent MacOS Release
Also this week, Microsoft brought the Visual Studio 2022 Preview of Apple's Mac operating system.
In terms of specific perks for macOS users, Microsoft says the update brings complete support for native accessibility features on Apple's platform. Furthermore, the company says the macOS version will now play more nicely with VS 2022 on Windows for cross-developing.
Tip of the day: The Windows default font these days is Segoe UI, a fairly simple and no-nonsense typeface that's used across many of Microsoft's products. However, though some like this subdued style, others look to change Windows font to something with a bit more personality.
Thankfully, Microsoft does let you change Windows fonts, but it doesn't make it particularly easy. I our tutorial we show you how to change system font in Windows 10, or restore it again if you don't like the changes.