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What's New in 7.8

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.8 Releases

Release Highlights

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

We also updated the version of NuGet to 4.8, .NET Core SDK to 2.1.504, and .NET Core Runtime 2.1.8

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.8 (

released February 20, 2019


.NET Core


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

Web Tools


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


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





Code Editor



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

Test Tools


Project System

Assembly Browser


  • 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.


  • We fixed an issue where unchecking the Organize Using > Place System directives first setting does not save.
  • We fixed an issue where Visual Studio for Mac is not remembering settings.
  • We fixed an issue where Checking for updates can result in multiple prompts to sign in.

Release Notes Icon Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version

released February 22, 2019


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