The Amazing Features Of Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft recently released a new version of its popular IDE Visual Studio - Visual Studio 2019. In this article, we will discuss some of the cool features added to the new version.

A preview version of Visual Studio is available for download here. I could not wait to download it and get my hands dirty with it. It has some really new & interesting features. You can read the full news about Visual Studio Release here. 

The current version of Visual Studio is, Visual Studio 2019 version 16.0.

A few highlights are below.
 

Write Beautiful Code, Faster

 
Visual Studio 2019 is all about clean code, productivity, and team collaboration. VS 2019 makes your software development faster including auto typing and completion, refactorings, and tooling improvements. 
 
Watch this video to learn more about new IDE features and how to use them. 
 
 
 

Intellicode

 
Visual Studio 2019 uses AI to predict what code you will write next! Saves time to copy and paste code. You just have to train VS for your code and you are good to go!
 
IntelliCode not only make your IDE intelligence by suggesting and recommending code snippet but also searches thousands of open source projects on GitHub each with over 100 stars. When combined with the context of your code, the completion list is tailored to promote common practices.
IntelliCode isn’t limited to statement completion. Signature help also recommends the most likely overload for your context. 
 
 
 

Visual Studio Live Share

 
There are times when we are stuck at a particular point and need help from onsite or peers who are working from a different location. We usually use Webex and such tools. But now, Visual Studio 2019 ships in with a ‘SHARE’ button. Once you click on it, a link is generated which can be shared with others. The other person just needs to have any version of Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code installed. Unlike Webex, you and your peer can simultaneously work on the code and the other person can also debug your code etc. Well, that saves a lot of time and confusion.
 
Animated gif of 2 people highlighting editing code in real-time together. 
 
Watch this video to learn more about Visual Studio Live:
 
 

CodeLens

 
CodeLens helps you easily find important insight about your code such as what changes have been made to your code, the impact of those changes, and whether your method has been unit tested. 
 
 
 

Code cleanup feature

Visual Studio 2019 will clean up your code based on certain defined rules, by just a single click. We can set these rules according to the coding standards that we follow, which can help us save time.