Visual Studio 2019 16.1 and first preview for v16.2 released

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2019 v16.1. It includes the announced new features for IntelliCode, CMake, Clang and WSL. Also included: The first preview for Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.2.

Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.1 has been released. And not only that: In the associated blog entry on the Visual Studio blog was informed that Preview 1 for v16.2 was published at the same time. V16.1 includes IntelliCode, which has been previewing some of the supported programming languages ​​since Microsoft build 2019. Also the development under Windows subsystem for Linux was considered.

Visual Studio 2019 – IntelliCode for C # and XAML

Installation of the Visual Studio IntelliCode extension with IntelliSense AI-assisted autocompletion is standard in version 16.1 when installing a workload that supports C #, C ++, TypeScript / JavaScript, or XAML. Under C # and XAML, IntelliCode is activated by default. For the other languages, the function is still available as a preview and must be activated in the settings.

Visual Studio version 16.1 also brings CMake version 3.14, including Clang / LLVM support for CMake projects. Other new features include the native use of C ++ on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). A number of preview features for C ++ 20 are also in v16.1.

Further details on all new features can be found in the release notes .

Preview for version 16.2

The first preview for the next Minor version is already ready: Visual Studio Version 16.2 Preview 1 comes with some new features, including the transfer of the PowerShell interface to the Developer PowerShell.

A revised UI in the Test Explorer in v16.2 Preview 1 is intended to improve handling of large amounts of data, filtering and other functions. Microsoft has released a screenshot of the new UI:

version 16.2

Everything else about the new UI and the other new features in Visual Studio 2019 16.2 Preview 1 is available in the Release Notes .

A blog entry informs about the features in both new releases .

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