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Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3 comes with IntelliCode, XAML Designer for .NET Core 3.0 and more



Microsoft releases the next preview build of Visual Studio 2019. The latest version of Visual Studio 2019 (version 16.1 Preview 3) comes with IntelliCode. Addition to other improvements, it also includes an early preview of the XAML Designer for developers building .NET Core 3.0 WPF applications.

 

If you are on Preview channel, you wouldn't like to miss the IntelliCode and other improvements before anyone on the Release channel.

 

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3 is now available for download

 

After the release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2 last month, Microsoft now made the next preview build available for the beta users. You can now upgrade to latest version of Visual Studio 2019 (version 16.1) Preview 3 to experience the new features and fixes.

 

How to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 Preview bits?

Visual Studio Preview gives you early access to the latest features and improvements not yet available in the main release. By trying Preview, you can take advantage of new builds and updates that ships frequently to the early adopters. The preview version of Visual Studio 2019 is not licensed to build shipping applications as it may contains feature that may not work as expected.

 

Download Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3

 

* Please note that, this release is not "go-live" and not intended for use on production computers or for creating production code.
* You can install Visual Studio 2019 Preview side-by-side with your main release, leaving your production install undisturbed.

 

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3?

  • Visual Studio IntelliCode is now generally available and comes installed with any workload that supports C#, C++, TypeScipt/JavaScript or XAML.
  • You can now clone code from an SSH URI through the clone screen in the start window.
  • You can now use your local Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) installation with C++ natively in Visual Studio without additional configuration or SSH connection.
  • AddressSanitizer is now integrated into Visual Studio for Linux projects and WSL.
  • You can now separate your remote build machine from your remote debug machine when targeting Linux, in both MSBuild and CMake projects.
  • Quick Info tooltips now contain a link to search for online docs to learn more about the code construct.
  • Code within Quick Info tooltips is now colorized to reflect its colorization in the editor.
  • Automatic quick fixes for the Code Analysis warnings C6001: using uninitialized memory variable and C26494 VAR_USE_BEFORE_INIT are available via the lightbulb menu
  • You now receive intellisense suggestions for types in dependencies in your project even if you have not yet added the import statement to your file. You must turn this option on in Tools | Options | Text Editor | C# | Intellisense.
  • You can now export naming styles with the “Generate editorconfig” button located in Tools | Options | Text Editor | C# | Code Style.
  • You can now use a new editorconfig code style rule to require or prevent usings inside a namespace.
  • There is an early preview of the XAML Designer for developers building .NET Core 3.0 WPF applications in Visual Studio.

 

What are the issues fixed in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3?

  • Cannot navigate to the symbol under the caret in ASP.NET MVC Projects.
  • Unable to launch the previously selected debugger. Please choose another.
  • Assembly reference is removed from project after running app referencing library.
  • Intellisense not working for files created under WSL.
  • Unable to reset keyboard shortcuts to Default if they have been unmapped or invalidated by a missing/disabled extension.
  • Changes to Custom Build Tool's Additional Dependencies not honored by rebuilds.
  • Additional Dependencies for a project Custom Build Step are ignored.
  • Typing in front of another identifier (autocompletion pop-up "jumps" the insertion point).
  • "Save new projects when created" option is missing from Tools Options dialog, yet still appears in search results.
  • C++ formatting problem - Pointer/reference alignment setting ignored in lambda declarations.

 

 

 


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