Updating Visual Studio 2019 Preview To Version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1

This article explains how to update Visual Studio 2019 Preview to the version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1.

Microsoft has released an update of Visual Studio 2019 Preview. Let us see here how to update our IDE to the version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1.

Step 1

Open Visual Studio 2019, go to the top-right corner, and click the notification icon. We can see all the updates in the notification bar.

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Step 2

Click the “Visual Studio 2019 update version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1 is available”. The "Available Update" window will open. Click the “Update” button. This release contains the number of improvements and added new features with the core features.

The main feature is that Visual Studio 2019 will automatically download updates in the background while your computer is idle. This means you can continue using Visual Studio 2019 until it’s time to install.
 
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Step 3

Available updates are downloading now. We can see the total size of updates in the Visual Studio Installer window.

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Step 4

Once the download is complete, a warning window will open that looks like the below screenshot. If opened, the Visual Studio 2019 Preview will automatically close and continue the installation once we click the Continue button.

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Steps For Visual Studio 2019 Preview Update Version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1 

Step 5

Once we've completed the installation, we can find the “Launch” and “Continue” option. Once we click the Launch option, a new Visual Studio 2019 Preview will open. If the Visual Studio 2019 was previously opened before installation, it will get automatically closed.

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Steps For Visual Studio 2019 Preview Update Version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1 

Step 6

Go to Help in the menu bar and click “About Microsoft Visual Studio”. Now, you can see the updated version of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 16.0.0 update 2.1.

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Steps For Visual Studio 2019 Preview Update Version 16.0.0 Preview 2.1 

Step 7

There are the following updates in the Visual Studio 2019 Preview 16.0.0 update 2.0.

  • Core IDE experience
  • C++ development
  • C# development
  • F# development
  • .NET development
  • Python development
  • Web and container development
  • Mobile .NET development

We can find more details of “Visual Studio 2019 Preview 16.0.0 update 2.0” at this link here.

Conclusion

This article explained about the new update of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2. I hope this is very helpful to new learners.