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 Q3 (July-September)

Feature Visual Studio for Mac Version Availability Workloads or Standalone Installer
.NET Core 3.0 Preview SDK support. 8.2 In Preview .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Improved XAML editor support for matching, binding context, and resource IntelliSense, now powered by the same service from Windows. 8.2 In Preview .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Be more productive by using Go-To-Definition and get better XML IntelliSense within Android layouts, resources, and manifest files. 8.2 In Preview .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Migration tooling to take your applications from Android Support Libraries to AndroidX 8.2 In Preview .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Startup performance improvements up to 50% faster with profiled AOT support (“ahead of time” compilation) 8.2 In Preview .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
C# 8 language support. 8.3 In Preview All Workloads
C# editor: Automatic namespace importing. 8.2 All Workloads
C# editor: IntelliSense type/member filtering. 8.2 All Workloads
C# editor: Preview window for Quick Fixes and Refactorings. 8.2 All Workloads
Port of the web editors from Visual Studio on Windows: Razor Pages, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
File nesting for ASP.NET Core projects. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
launchSettings.json support. 8.2 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
NuGet solution-level package management. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Editing and building multi-targeted projects. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Improved interoperability with Git and the Git command line tools. 8.3 All Workloads
Debugging: Launch in target browser. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Debugger reliability and performance improvements. 8.3 All Workloads
Prompt to select keyboard bindings on startup. 8.3 All Workloads
Server-side Blazor support. 8.3 .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
File tab pinning. 8.3 All Workloads
Reduced app size and improved packaging with Android App Bundle support 8.3 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Stronger protections for user privacy, new ways to engage users, and extended support for foldables using Android Q Preview Support 8.3 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development

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 Released All Workloads
Improved performance and reliability of the code editor. 8.1 Released All Workloads
Edit code containing Right-To-Left content. 8.1 Released All Workloads
Word wrap support in the code editor. 8.1 Released All Workloads
Multiple-selection and multi-caret support in the code editor. 8.1 Released All Workloads
C# Editor: Go to Implementation. 8.1 Released All Workloads
ASP.NET Core client-side JavaScript templates for Angular and React.js. 8.1 Released .NET Core and 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
Reduce the number of password prompts on install. 8.0 Released All Workloads
Xamarin.Forms 4.0 & Xamarin.Essentials 1.0 templates and tooling support. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Xamarin.Android Designer improvements with support for Sample Data. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Speed up your build and deployment times with our improvements for build and enhanced fast deployment in Xamarin.Android. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Next-generation Dex Compiler(d8) and Code Shrinker(r8) support in Xamarin.Android. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development

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 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Initial Xamarin.Android Build Performance Improvements. 7.7 and higher Released .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Xamarin.Forms 4.0 with CollectionView, CarouselView, and Shell workflow. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
Xamarin.Forms Previewer improvements. 8.0 .NET (Xamarin) Mobile Development
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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