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Microsoft announces the general availability of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1. Feedback from developers like you have helped us shape and refine Visual Studio 17.1 through its preview cycle, says Dominic Nahous (Senior Lead Program Manager, Visual Studio) in the announcement post.


The latest version of Visual Studio 2022 adds some cool new improvements that will make you more productive. Apart from these changes, the latest version also includes a lot of bug fixes. Upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio 2022 now!


Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 is now available


Visual Studio is the integrated development platform (IDE) from Microsoft that is used to build websites, web services, mobile applications, and desktop applications. If you are on the .NET platform, you have already used any one of the various versions of Visual Studio editor.


For those who are not aware, Microsoft recently announces the end of support for older versions of Visual Studio. If you are still using any of the older versions of Visual Studio, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio 2022. Do note that Visual Studio 2022 is the first version of the IDE that runs in a 64-bit process which means that you won't be limited to the 4GB memory space to use this IDE.



What's new and improved in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1

Find in Files experience is now faster. In Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1, Microsoft turned on the indexing option by default to ensure every developer experience a faster and more productive searching experience.


With Find in Files on, Visual Studio will launch a satellite process `ServiceHub.IndexingService.exe` at solution load or folder open and then send a list of files to it to index. The indexer will then scrape through the files and construct an index which is in turn used to speed up search results when you perform a Find action.


You can disable this feature anytime by navigating to Tools > Options > Environment > Preview Features and unchecking the “Enable indexing for faster find experience” option.



Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 now automatically saves files in the background when the IDE loses focus. When enabled, every dirty document in the IDE including project, solution, and even other miscellaneous files will be saved in the background.


You can turn ON/OFF this featurefrom the Tools > Options > Environment > Document page.


Git for Visual Studio 2022 gets a big update. It adds some highly anticipated Git features to help boost your productivity. You can now compare your current branch with other branches in your repository, find enhanced detached head support with the ability to checkout a commit and check out the tip of any remote branch, checkout any commit, and go back to a previous point in your repository’s history.



Solution Filters allow you to choose what projects you want to load. This ensures you avoid loading massive solutions every time you open a solution file in Visual Studio 2022.


Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 added an easier way to load the entire dependency tree for all the projects in the solution filter.


This will pull in any new dependencies that were added to ensure you have all the projects you need. You can check for any new dependencies by clicking Update Project Dependencies in the context menu of the solution node in the Solution Explorer.


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