Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released

Microsoft just released the next version of its most popular development tool, Visual Studio. The new version Visual Studio 2017 v 15.3 is now available to download and it also supports newly released .NET Core 2.0, ASP.NET Core 2.0, and Entity Framework Core 2.0. The new version of Visual Studio for Mac is also available now.

You can download this version here: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3.

The news was announced via a blog post by the VS team. Some of the key features and improvements related to accessibility, performance, and reliability in Visual Studio 2017 v 15.3 includes:

 

  • Debugging is much more accessible. Debugger windows like the Call Stack, Locals, Autos, and Watch windows were inaccessible to screen readers. That’s now fixed.
  • The VS editor’s text adornments let developers know about features available at particular points on a line of code, such as breakpoints, lightbulbs, and error and warning “squiggles.” Customers can now discover and navigate between these adornments via the new “Show Line Annotations” command set, which you can find on the editor context menu.
  • A crash that could occur in C# and VB projects when editing linked files, files in Shared Projects, or files used in projects targeting multiple runtimes.
  • A race condition when debugging C# or VB projects that could cause Visual Studio to crash when ending the debugging session.
  • A crash in C# or VB projects when malformed metadata is encountered in the code file.
  • A crash that could occur when compiling a local function in C#.
  • Azure Functions Support
  • Broad Azure sign-in support
  • Improved container support.
  • Continuous Delivery Tools now included.

 

Here is a complete list of release notes with details:

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-relnotes