Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019
Version of Visual Studio
Dev16 icon.png
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Latest build16.11.34114.132 (16.11)
Support end
Visual Studio 2017
Replaced by
Visual Studio 2022

Visual Studio 2019 (codenamed Dev16) is the twelfth major release of Visual Studio, released on 2 April 2019. This release introduces Live Share, the Start Window, enhancements to per-monitor scaling awareness and improvements to performance and reliability. It is the last 32-bit version of Visual Studio, and is also the last version to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio Installer[edit | edit source]

When updating Visual Studio, the Installer can now download components and install them, as opposed to having them run in parallel. Updates are also downloaded in the background now.

IDE[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio 2019 uses a more compact design by default to give the user a bigger workspace, and also features a more sophisticated per-monitor scaling awareness technology. Also, MSBuild now targets .NET Framework 4.7.2 by default.

Live Share[edit | edit source]

Live Share allows up to 5 developers to collaborate on a project simultaneously through an invitation link that can be sent to people through e-mail or Slack channels.

Extensibility[edit | edit source]

Extensions can now use an updated Visual Studio SDK, which now features an AsyncPackage. The Extension Manager also shows whether an extension is in trial form.

Shell[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio now includes a Document Health indicator, indicating errors, warnings and ways to clean up unnecessary code. It also features the Clipboard Ring.

Preview Features[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio now shows features that aren't fully ready in a new Preview Features section under Options.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

16.0[edit | edit source]

16.1[edit | edit source]

16.2[edit | edit source]

16.3[edit | edit source]

16.4[edit | edit source]

16.5[edit | edit source]

16.6[edit | edit source]

16.7[edit | edit source]

16.8[edit | edit source]

16.9[edit | edit source]

16.10[edit | edit source]

16.11[edit | edit source]