Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.5 is now available

Within a week after releasing the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.4, Microsoft released another update for the IDE, that includes fixes to some issues reported by the community. To know what are the new fixes part of this new update (version: 15.5.5), check out this post. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on .

Followed by the Visual Studio 2017 updates (version: 15.5.3 and 15.5.4) in this January, Microsoft released another build with some new fixes and improvements. Heading towards the next major update, this bumps up the version number to 15.5.5.


To know what are the new fixes part of this new update (version: 15.5.5), check out this post. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading.


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.5 is now available

What's new in this build:

The MSVC compiler has been updated with support for the /Qspectre switch which will automatically insert a speculation barrier when the compiler detects instances of Spectre variant 1. For more information about /Qspectre please refer to the Visual C++ Team Blog.


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Issues fixed in this build:

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.5 is now available. The following customer reported top issues has been fixed along with this build:

  1. Xamarin app throws the following error: Cannot access a disposed object. Object name: 'MobileAuthenticatedStream'.
  2. Xamarin.Android app throws ClassNotFoundException when deriving from Application class.
  3. Upgrading may cause previously installed Windows and Android SDKs to be uninstalled.
  4. Bumped JDK 8 to the latest version to avoid download failures from Oracle website.


To know more about the 'Known Issues' and the available workarounds currently present in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.x, Click Here. If you find any issues in Visual Studio 2017, don't forget to report it via the Report a Problem option in the upper right-hand corner of either the installer or the Visual Studio IDE itself. You can track your issues in the Visual Studio Developer Community, where you can ask questions and find answers.


You may like to read: Visual Studio 2017 (version: 15.5.3) Release Notes and Visual Studio 2017 (version: 15.5.3) Release Notes.




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