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Important

Get the Preview of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac by updating to the Preview channel.

This release is not "go-live" and not intended for use on production computers or for creating production code.

To learn more about Visual Studio for Mac, see Mac System Requirements and Mac Platform Targeting and Compatibility.

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What's New in 8.2 Preview

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2 Preview Releases

  • June 13, 2019 – Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2 Preview 1

Release Highlights

This release contains the following highlights:

  • C# 8 support.
  • Support for the latest .NET Core 3.0 preview (6). For more information see .NET Core support in Visual Studio for Mac.
  • Both Android XML resources and Forms XAML files editing are now powered by Visual Studio for Mac’s new editor.

Known Issues

Refer to the Known Issues section.


Feedback

We would love to hear from you! You can report a problem through the Report a Problem option in Visual Studio for Mac IDE. You can track your feedback, including suggestions, in the Developer Community portal.


Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2 Preview 1 (8.2.0.732)

released June 13, 2019

Editor

Shell

Project System

.NET Core

NuGet

  • We updated to NuGet 5.1.

Version Control

Xamarin

Android and Forms Designer

Both Android XML resources and Forms XAML files editing are now powered by Visual Studio for Mac’s new editor. This means that you will be able to experience all the performance and usability improvements that you already enjoy with the C# editor.

In addition:

  • For Android, we are bringing the same editor enhancements present on Visual Studio to the Mac as well. This includes improved IntelliSense, go-to-definition, and semantic editing of your files.
  • For Forms, this release features a preview version of the Visual Studio XAML language service ported to Visual Studio for Mac which drastically improves the editing experience of Forms XAML files.

See the announcement blog post for more details and let us know what you think by providing feedback and suggestions.

Installer and Updater

Known Issues

  • "The application exited with code: 255" displays in 'Application Output' window after debugging a docker-compose project then debugging the web application.

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