First Preview Of Visual Studio 2022 Released

The 64-bit Visual Studio 2022 is capable of scaling to make use of all the system resources you have to improve the reliability of Visual Studio significantly.

Recently, Microsoft announced the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022, which is also the first release of a 64-bit Visual Studio.

Microsoft said that the primary aim of this preview is to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform. The 64-bit transformation effort affects every part of the platform, so the scope of this release is much bigger than usual Visual Studio previews. The 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio.

The 64-bit Visual Studio is capable of scaling to make use of all the system resources you have to improve the reliability of Visual Studio significantly.

The company said that as most of the Preview 1 upgrades have to do with 64-bit support, it will be releasing an exciting slate of new features and performance improvements starting in Preview 2. One new feature users can start using right away is the update to IntelliCode -- "you can now automatically complete code, up to a whole line at a time.". 

The .NET 6 SDK (preview) is included in this release. With this preview release developers can develop cross-platform and cloud apps with .NET 6, Blazor, MAUI;  build, debug and test .NET apps in Linux environments;

As VS 2022 is a 64-bit application, it is no longer limited to 4gb of memory in the main devenv.exe process. You will be able to open, edit, run, and debug the big and most complex solutions without running out of memory. But the release will not change the types or bitness of the applications you build with Visual Studio, which will continue to be a great tool for building 32-bit apps.

You can read more about upcoming features on the Visual Studio here.

According to the announcement the first preview of Visual Studio 2022 for Mac will be coming soon to provide you a first look at the new modern macOS UI for Visual Studio. 



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