Visual Studio Live Share - An extension to collaboratively work in real time


Visual Studio Live Share extension for Visual Studio allows you to share a codebase and its context to collaborate within a team. Your team member can read, edit, navigate and debug the shared project seamlessly and securely.

 

To know more about Visual Studio Live Share and to grab the links to download this extension, continue reading this post.

 

Visual Studio Live Share - An extension to collaboratively work in real time

 

Visual Studio Live Share extension is currently supported in Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.6 and above) and Visual Studio Code. You can download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio Code from here.

 

Using the Visual Studio Live Share extension you and your teammates can collaboratively edit multiple files in a workspace and debug the application. While the co-editing is in progress, both the parties can immediately see the changes made by each other. But in debug session, the context remains within that user's context only.

 

The extension uses end-to-end encryption between you and your teammates by establishing a secure connection. The shared code resides within the developers machine who initiates the share and never gets uploaded or stored in cloud or any other server. While using code collaboration using this extension, make sure that both the parties have active internet connection available.

 

Download Live Share for Visual Studio 2017

 

Download Live Share for Visual Studio Code

  • Before installing Visual Studio Live Share extension for Visual Studio Code, make sure that you have installed Visual Studio Code on Windows, Linux or Mac.
  • Download and install the Visual Studio Live Share extension from the marketplace.
  • After installation completes, reload Visual Studio Code and wait for dependencies to download and install.

 

 



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