Visual Studio 2019 to launch April 2 with all-day event

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Microsoft only just released the first Visual Studio 2019 preview in December, but it's gearing up to launch it to everyone soon. Visual Studio 2019 will get its formal launch on April 2 (opens in new tab), alongside a full day of live-streamed sessions and Q&A opportunities for developers to check out.

Visual Studio 2019 will come with several improvements, including various UI and AI tweaks. The most obvious change upon firing it up, however, will be the new start screen, which has been redesigned to work with Git repositories. Once you've started a project, you'll note more UI changes, such as a new icon, a blue theme, and a cleaner interface.

Visual Studio's IntelliCode AI can now be trained on your own repositories, making it better at suggesting coding patterns that are common to your projects. The latest release also includes Live Share by default, allowing you to collaborate with others on coding projects.

There are also more general performance improvements throughout, and you can get a full sense of what's new with Visual Studio 2019 by checking out Microsoft's release notes (opens in new tab).

As for April 2, you can look forward to a number of sessions and Q&A opportunities throughout the day as Visual Studio 2019 launches. For more about the agenda, take a look at the Visual Studio 2019 launch page (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Launch Visual Studio in Microsoft Store for easy installation, updates and clean uninstall.
  • Wouldn't work, because you can customise the installation on VS and select what to install and what not - MS Store is all or nothing. It would work for VS Code but not Visual Studio XXXX.
  • Agree with you, any ways the installer has easy way for the installation.
  • Nice, I am taking my C# class now, I used to develop in VB, i think that is time to moving forward.
  • Coming from C++, C# is very easy to use. And since MS is refactoring Windows so it can support different form factors e.g. IOT, AR, MR, Xbox, PC, Andromeda and different HW architectures e.g. x86, x64, arm64 and future ones with ease, C# is pretty useful in general imo. If you use C# as your server-side language, you can share some logic between client and server, making life easier.
  • So dumb that they removed R Tools for Visual Studio support. Another abandoned project by Microsoft.
  • RStudio is much better anyways.
  • Please do little research before you write publicly.
  • Didn't they just start working on VS 2019 in July of last year? Not exactly a lot of time to make new features...