What's new in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview)

Updated for the 17.0 Preview 4 release. See full release notes | View product roadmap

With Visual Studio, you'll always get the best-in-class tools and services available for any developer, any app, and any platform. Whether you're using Visual Studio for the first time or you've been using it for years, there's a lot to like in our newest version, currently in Preview.

Visual Studio 2022 is 64-bit

Visual Studio 2022 on Windows is now a 64-bit application. This means you can open, edit, run, and debug even the biggest and most complex solutions without running out of memory. To learn more, see both the Visual Studio 2022 vision and Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1 blog posts.

And, in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4, we focused on improving the performance of several key features. For example, Find in Files is now as much as 3x faster when searching large solutions such as Orchard Core.

IntelliCode includes whole line completion

In Visual Studio 2022, the IntelliCode feature can now automatically complete code up to a whole line at a time. For details, see the Type less, code more with IntelliCode completions blog post.

New in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4, IntelliCode can now spot when you’re performing a common task and recommend the right Quick Action, completing it right as you’re typing. To learn more, see the Discover quick actions for common tasks as you type, with IntelliCode blog post.

Build modern apps with .NET and C++

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 includes better cross-platform app development tools and the latest version of C++ build tools. As well, we're updating Hot Reload so that you can edit either C++ or .NET projects while your application is running. For more information, see the Speed up your .NET and C++ development with Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022 blog post.

And, new in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4, there’s a big update for the Blazor and Razor editors, and new capabilities for Hot Reload in ASP.NET Core—including Hot Reload when you save a file or when you apply changes to CSS files live!

Multi-repo support with Git in the IDE

If you've worked with projects hosted on different Git repositories, you might have used external tools or multiple instances of Visual Studio to connect to them. Starting with Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3, you can work with a single solution that has projects in multiple repositories and contribute to them all from a single instance of Visual Studio. To learn more, see the Multi-repo support in Visual Studio blog post.

Personalization improvements

One of our key focus areas is to make Visual Studio more personalized and flexible so that you can make the IDE your own. For example, Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 offers you the ability to sync with your Windows theme. So, if you've enabled the "night light" feature there, Visual Studio uses it, too. For more info, see the Personalize your Visual Studio 2022 blog post.

What's next

Want to know more about what we're planning for Visual Studio 2022? See the Roadmap page for details.

Give us feedback

Why send feedback to the Visual Studio team? Because we take customer feedback seriously. It drives much of what we do.

  • If you want to make a suggestion about how we can improve Visual Studio, you can do so by using the Suggest a Feature tool.

  • If you experience an issue where Visual Studio stops responding, crashes, or other performance issues, you can easily share repro steps and supporting files with us by using the Report a Problem tool.

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