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Release History

Release Highlights

This release focuses on improving the quality in Visual Studio for Mac through bug fixes, performance improvements, and reliability improvements.


Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.8 Preview 2 (7.7.0.1547)

released January 23, 2019

Code Editor

Shell

NuGet

  • We fixed an issue where Visual Studio for Mac crashes after "Could not add packages" error.

.NET Core

  • We removed the VB.NET option from .NET Core projects.

ASP.NET Core

  • We fixed an issue where the Folder profile would be created with "Default" configuration instead of "Release".

Web Tools

Xamarin

Xamarin.Android

Debugger

  • We fixed an issue where the debugger would fail when running on an external console on Mojave.

Test Tools

F#

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.8 Preview 1 (7.7.0.1471)

released December 18, 2018

Code Editor

Project System

Shell

NuGet

Assembly Browser

Web Tools

Xamarin

  • We updated the Xamarin Test Cloud agent NuGet version.
  • We fixed an issue where the View Archives command would appear in .NET Core projects.

Designers

Xamarin.iOS

Xamarin.Android

Xamarin.Forms

  • Intellisense in Xamarin.Forms XAML files for FontFamily is now available.

Xamarin.Mac

Test Tools

  • We fixed a performance issue where the "Test Results" pane has bad performance when very large amounts of text are shown.
  • We fixed an issue where the unit test integration in the editor does not properly trigger test cases.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause xunit to fail to restore.

Accessibility

  • We fixed a number of accessibility issues in this release, including several VoiceOver issues in the Debugger and in creating iOS developer certificates, and Keyboard issues in the Android SDK Manager.

Other


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