Visual Studio for Mac Roadmap

This document provides a peek into what's next for Visual Studio for Mac. It captures some of the significant features we are currently committed to, and a rough timeframe for when you can expect to see them. It is not a comprehensive list of all new features in Visual Studio for Mac, but is intended to provide some visibility into our key investments. These feature sets and delivery timeframes are current, and are subject to change.

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2019 Q2 (April-June)

Feature Visual Studio for Mac Version Availability Workloads or Standalone Installer
New macOS native code editor with coding experiences that are shared with Visual Studio on Windows. 8.1 In Preview All Workloads
Improved performance and reliability of the code editor. 8.1 In Preview All Workloads
Edit code containing Right-To-Left content. 8.1 In Preview All Workloads
Word wrap support in the code editor. 8.1 In Preview All Workloads
Multiple-selection and multi-caret support in the code editor. 8.1 In Preview All Workloads
.NET Core 3.0 Preview SDK support. 8.1 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Add additional ASP.NET Core templates and template options. 8.1 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Improvements to the web editors (cshtml/html/css/JavaScript/JSON). 8.1 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Xamarin.Forms XAML Intellisense improvements. 8.1 Xamarin
Be more productive by using Go-To-Definition and get better XML IntelliSense within Android layouts, resources, and manifest files. 8.1 Xamarin
Xamarin.Forms 4.0 & Xamarin.Essentials 1.0 templates and tooling support. 8.1 Xamarin
Xamarin.Forms 4.0 with CollectionView, CarouselView, and Shell workflow. 8.1 Xamarin
File nesting for ASP.NET Core projects. 8.2 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Building multi-targeted Xamarin and .NET Core projects. 8.2 .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, and Xamarin
Set Next Statement, while debugging. 8.2 All Workloads
Hit Count breakpoints when debugging .NET Core projects. 8.2 .NET Core, ASP.NET Core

2019 Q1 (January-March)

Feature Visual Studio for Mac Version Availability Workloads or Standalone Installer
Quickly open code you recently worked on or start from one of the most commonly used flows like clone, open, or new project. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Create multiple instances of the IDE from the Dock. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Easily configure multiple startup projects with the new Set Startup Projects solution context menu option. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Microsoft Account authentication for Git repos in Azure DevOps. 8.0 Released All Workloads
New Git backend - fixes issues with missing/inconsistent files in Git commits/merges. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Reduce the number of password prompts on install. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Show installation progress and details. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Connect Git in Team Foundation Server/Azure DevOps. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Xamarin.Android Designer improvements with support for Sample Data. 8.0 Released Xamarin
Speed up your build and deployment times with our improvements for build and enhanced fast deployment in Xamarin.Android. 8.0 Released Xamarin
Next-generation Dex Compiler(d8) and Code Shrinker(r8) support in Xamarin.Android. 8.0 Released Xamarin

2018 Q4 (October-December)

Feature Visual Studio for Mac Version Availability Workloads or Standalone Installer
Improved performance and reliability of the code editor. 7.7 and higher Released All Workloads
Login and activate Visual Studio for Mac when running behind firewalls and proxies. 7.7 and higher Released All Workloads
Improved IntelliSense with brace completions, smart indenting and lightbulbs. 7.7 and higher Released All Workloads
Publish ASP.NET Core project to a folder. 7.7 and higher Released ASP.NET Core
.NET Core 2.2 support. 7.7 and higher Released .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Azure Functions 2.0 support. 7.7 and higher Released .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Xamarin.Forms 3.3 with Accessibility Improvements, CSS Improvements, and community contributions. 7.7 and higher Released Xamarin
Initial Xamarin.Android Build Performance Improvements. 7.7 and higher Released Xamarin
Xamarin.Forms Previewer improvements. 8.0 Released Xamarin
Unity debugger performance and reliability improvements. 8.0 Released Unity Game Development
Azure Functions auto-update for tools and templates. 8.0 Released .NET Core and ASP.NET Core

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