Visual Studio 2019 Preview Release Notes
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What's New in Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2019 Preview Releases
- December 3, 2019 — Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 Preview 1
Visual Studio 2019 Blog
The Visual Studio 2019 Blog is the official source of product insight from the Visual Studio Engineering Team. You can find in-depth information about the Visual Studio 2019 releases in the following posts:
- 'Tis the Season for Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 Release
- Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 Preview 2, Fall Sports, and Pumpkin Spice
- .NET Core Support and More in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 - Update Now!
- Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 Released!
- Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 and 16.3 Preview 1 now available
- Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 2
- Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 and Preview 16.2 Preview
- Visual Studio 2019: Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future.
released December 3, 2019
In This Release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 Preview 1
|Visual Studio IDE|
|New Features||On-hover a close button appears for each document in the tab group overflow list|
|Productivity Improvements||Implemented user suggested improvements in vertical tabs|
|New Features||Ability to use System.HashCode to implement the GetHashCode method when System.HashCode is available|
|New Features||Ability to convert
|New Features||IntelliSense completion for unimported extension methods|
|Productivity Improvements||Visual Studio Linux projects now have more accurate IntelliSense and allow you to control remote header synchronization on a project-by-project basis.|
|Productivity Improvements||Now provides .NET Core Worker Server support.|
|Support was added for Azure Functions v3. This gives a new option during project creation to use v3 instead of v2.|
|When publishing to App Service Linux, Visual Studio now waits until the app is running before opening the browser window.|
|New Features||Enabled support for the 1909 version of Windows 10 as a UWP target platform.|
|New Features||Dragging an image from project into the XAML editor generates an Image tag|
Top Issues Fixed in This Release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 Preview 1
Details of What's New in Visual Studio version 16.5 Preview 1
Visual Studio IDE
You can now convert
if to switch statements or switch expressions. Place your cursor on the
if keyword. Press (Ctrl+.) to trigger the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu. Select Convert to 'switch' statement or Convert to 'switch' expression.
There is now IntelliSense completion for unimported extension methods. You will first need to turn this option on in Tools > Options > Text Editor > C# > Intellisense > and select Show items from unimported namespaces.
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Visual Studio 2019 Release Notes History
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