Visual Studio 2022 Is On The Way

Visual Studio 2022 will be a 64-bit application, and no longer be limited to 4gb of memory in the main devenv.exe process.

Recently Microsoft shared that the first public preview of Visual Studio 2022 will be released this summer.

Microsoft said that the release 2022 of Visual Studio will be faster, more approachable, and more lightweight. And for the first time ever, Visual Studio will be 64-bit application. Visual Studio 2022 is being designed for both learners and those building industrial-scale solutions.

As VS 2022 will be a 64-bit application, it will no longer be 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.

The company is also refreshing the user interface to better keep you in your flow. Visual Studio 2022 will include updated icons for better clarity, legibility, and contrast; and Cascadia Code, a new fixed-width font for better readability and ligature support. 

Source: Microsoft

The release also features refreshed and improved product themes; and integration with Accessibility Insights, to help you detect accessibility issues early on—before you get to your end-users.

The relase will also make personalizing your IDE easier, "from the ability to customize aspects of the IDE to syncing settings across devices for those who maintain multiple dev boxes."

According to Microsoft next version will also make it quick and easy to build modern, cloud-based applications with Azure. It will come with a good supply of repositories that describe common patterns used in today’s apps. Also the required development environment will be defined in the repo so that developers can start coding and debugging right away.

Version 2022 will have full support for .NET 6 including the .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) for cross-platform client apps on Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS. You wil also be able to use ASP.NET Blazor web technologies in order to write desktop apps via .NET MAUI. The release also includes robust support for the C++ workload with new productivity features, C++20 tooling, and IntelliSense. The company is also integrating support for CMake, Linux, and WSL.

Source: Microsoft

Visual Studio 2022 brings performance improvements in the core debugger. You will also get additional features like flame charts in the profiler for better spotting the hot paths, and dependent breakpoints for more precise debugging. Live Share will bring integrated text chat to enable you to have quick conversations about your code without any context switches. In release 2022 AI IntelliCode engine will provide more and deeper integrations into your daily workflows, helping you to take the right action in the right place at the right time.

Other improvements include Asynchronous collaboration and Improved code search. With 2022 you will get powerful new support for Git and GitHub. Users will get a lot of built-in logic and checkpoints to guide them efficiently through the merge and review process, anticipating feedback from their colleagues that could slow things down. 

For additional details, you can visit the official announcement here.