Latest Visual Studio 2022 version 17.1 Preview Updates

Visual Studio 2022 is largely still in its adaption stage, but Microsoft has moved quite swiftly to Preview 6. In this quick update, we will look at the issues that have been addressed in the current – and all of the previous – Previews.

Visual Studio 2022 IDE Previews

Visual Studio 2022 Previews Issue Updates

To date there have been six Previews for the Visual Studio 2022 release, where a number of issues have been addressed. Each Preview and its release date can be found below:

  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1: Released November 08, 2021
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1.1: Released November 16, 2021
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2: Released January 5, 2022
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3: Released January 19, 2022
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4: Released January 25, 2022
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 5: Released February 1, 2022
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview 6: Released February 9th, 2022

We will look at the issues address in each of these Previews, starting from the latest release and moving downwards.

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What Issues Were Addressed in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 6?

The following issues were addressed in Preview 6:

  • Added support to cancel pending Hot Reload operations.
  • Fixed incremental deployment issues with Xamarin Hot Restart.
  • Fixed and enabled Code Lenses support for Team Foundation Server.
  • Visual Studio 2022 Preview Release Dates.

What Issues Were Addressed in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 5?

The following issues were addressed in Preview 5:

  • Fixed issues that arose on the debugging of Android applications when Fast Deployment is disabled.
  • Fixed issues with Azure Container Apps workflow generation when Service principal generation fails when a Service principal already exists.
  • Added <=> and == operators to ATL CString.
  • Fixed issues pertaining to publishing ClickOnce projects containing x86 COM references.
  • Fixed the VS crash bug when adding multiple launch profiles in the Manage Docker
  • Compose Launch Settings dialog.
  • Fixed the intermittent Visual Studio crash when WinForms .NET designer is open and some operations are performed on the project.

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What Issues Were Addressed in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 and Preview 3?

The below issues were addressed in Preview versions 3 and 4:

  • Fixed intermittent issues where changes to the CMake Workspace settings file do not take effect.
  • Preview 3 of Visual Studio 2022 17.1 improved performance issues in which the “close” performance of a solution got optimized when a solution is closed. Visual Studio 2022 has also enabled indexing in your files to improve search performance.
  • From preview 3 onwards, you have the option to load or reload the entire dependency tree for the projects in your Solution Filter, and Visual Studio 2022 generates GitHub
  • Action workflows for Azure Container Apps.

What Issues Were Addressed in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2?

Preview 2 had the most updates varying from C++ updates, Git tooling, and debugging. Here are just a few updates from Preview 2:

  • Introduced a new feature called StickyDataTips with which DataTips can be expanded until you click away.
  • The color of the tabs in your project can be toggled to color your tabs by File Extension or Project.
  • The functionality of automatically saving code documents whenever Visual Studio loses focus.
  • Line-staging support in GitHub to stage specific lines and/or chunks of code.
  • The versions of Clang and LLVM shipped with Visual Studio have been upgraded to v13.

What Issues Were Addressed in Visual Studio 2022 in Preview 1 and Preview 1.1?

The following issues were resolved in Previews 1 and 1.1:

  • Fixed issues where Visual Studio 2022 failed to start on Windows 7 machines.
  • Included Preview 10 of .NET MAUI.
  • Added capability to include README files upon new Git repositories creation in Visual Studio 2022.
  • Added support for Microsoft Azure App Services to attach to a process.

Be sure to check this space often as we continue to provide updates on Visual Studio 2022 and its Previews, updates, and changes.

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Hannes DuPreez
Hannes DuPreez
Ockert J. du Preez is a passionate coder and always willing to learn. He has written hundreds of developer articles over the years detailing his programming quests and adventures. He has written the following books: Visual Studio 2019 In-Depth (BpB Publications) JavaScript for Gurus (BpB Publications) He was the Technical Editor for Professional C++, 5th Edition (Wiley) He was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for .NET (2008–2017).

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