Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.3) and .NET Core 2.0 is now available

Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.3) and .NET Core 2.0 is now available


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, has been released, along with .NET Core 2.0 and Visual Studio for Mac (version 7.1) operating system. Microsoft, in a blog post, announced the availability of both the products. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 contains many new improvements and fixes.

 

.NET Core 2.0 is the second major version of .NET Core and this release focuses on performance improvements and expanded set of APIs available via .NET Standard 2.0.

 

Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.3) and .NET Core 2.0 is now available

From where to download?

 

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What's new in Visual Studio 2017, version 15.3?

  • Accessibility Improvements make Visual Studio more accessible than ever.
  • Azure Function Tools are included in the Azure development workload. You can develop Azure Function applications locally and publish directly to Azure.
  • You can now build applications in Visual Studio 2017 that run on Azure Stack and government clouds, like Azure in China.
  • Microsoft improved .NET Core development support for .NET Core 2.0, and Windows Nano Server containers.
  • In Visual Studio IDE, Microsoft improved Sign In and Identity, the start page, Lightweight Solution Load, and setup CLI. Microsoft also improved refactoring, code generation and Quick Actions.
  • The Visual Studio Editor has better accessibility due to the new ‘Blue (Extra Contrast)’ theme and improved screen reader support.
  • Microsoft improved the Debugger and diagnostics experience. This includes Point and Click to Set Next Statement. Microsoft also refreshed all nested values in variable window, and made Open Folder debugging improvements.
  • Xamarin has a new standalone editor for editing app entitlements.
  • The Open Folder and CMake Tooling experience is updated. You can now use CMake 3.8.
  • Microsoft made improvements to the IntelliSense engine, and to the project and the code wizards for C++ Language Services.
  • Visual C++ Toolset supports command-prompt initialization targeting.
  • Microsoft added the ability to use C# 7.1 Language features.
  • You can install TypeScript versions independent of Visual Studio updates.
  • Microsoft added support for Node 8 debugging.
  • NuGet has added support for new TFMs (netcoreapp2.0, netstandard2.0, Tizen), Semantic Versioning 2.0.0, and MSBuild integration of NuGet warnings and errors.
  • Visual Studio now offers .NET Framework 4.7 development tools to supported platforms with 4.7 runtime included.
  • Microsoft added clusters of related events to the search query results in the Application Insights Search tool.
  • Microsoft improved syntax support for SQL Server 2016 in Redgate SQL Search.
  • Microsoft enabled support for Microsoft Graph APIs in Connected Services.

 

For the complete changes and fixes, as part of this new build, checkout the official Release Notes.

 

 



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