C# 7.0 is available now as a part of Visual Studio “15” Preview 4

Earlier, Microsoft announced several new feature added to its popular programming language, C#. These features are a part of C# language version 7.0 that is available now to download.

Microsoft also open-sourced its C# language with other languages including Visual Basic and F# via the Roslyn project. Roslyn, renamed as the .NET Compiler Platform provides open-source C# and Visual Basic compilers with rich code analysis APIs that is available on Github to download now.

The following is a list of new features added to C# 7.0.

  • Tuples
  • Pattern matching
  • Out variables
  • Deconstruction
  • Local functions
  • Literal improvements
  • Ref returns and locals

Lean more about C# 7.0 features in this article: All About C# 7.0 Features.

Microsoft just announced Update 4 of its new version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio “15”. The new version with codename, Visual Studio “15” is most likely to be renamed as Visual Studio 2016 or Visual Studio 2017 depending on the launch date.

This latest update of Visual Studio “15” ships with C# 7.0 compiler.