Visual Studio 2019 is here!!

By | April 26, 2019

Microsoft has announced the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 back in December 2018. Now, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. You can download latest IDE with lot of interesting features from here and others details on Visual Studio 2019 timeline from here

Visual Studio Features

Microsoft has published nice link discussing what’s new in Visual Studio 2019. For a complete list of everything that’s new in this version, see the release notes.

Improved Search

We all know how Quick Launch is such a life saver in Visual Studio IDE, Visual Studio 2019 has made search experience much more faster and more effective. You can even search for keyboard shortcuts for commands. Crtl + Q unlocks the world


IntelliCode Extension – is a set of AI-assisted capabilities to enhance developer productivity in writing better code. IntelliCode trains across 2000 open source projects on GitHub to provide code recommendations while we write code using VS IDE

Code Cleanup and Document Health Indicator

Visual Studio 2019 supports .editorconfig files similar to Visual Studio Code. The Code Cleanup will format the code and apply any fix based on your configuration. You’ll also notice a new document health indicator in the bottom left corner

Other features

  • Live Share
  • Snapshot Debugger
  • Search while debugging
  • Integrated code reviews – Support for Azure DevOps built-in
  • Support for both Github and Azure DevOps repositories
  • Cloud-first workflow
  • Useful refactoring to organize your code in C# – Ex: Convert for-each loops to Linq queries

For a quick ride through Visual Studio 2019 nice little features, Check this excellent Channel9 video on Visual Studio 2019 new little features