Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 are generally available

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Microsoft today announced the release of stable versions of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6. From now,  developers can download both tools from the official website and start using them in their projects.

Visual Studio 2022

Visual Studio 2022 is now a 64-bit software, so the IDE can make better use of available system resources. This allows it to work smoothly with complex solutions. According to the Redmond firm, pre-release IDE users were able to work seamlessly on solutions containing over 700 projects over the course of several days.

But probably the most anticipated feature of Visual Studio 2022 is Hot Reload. Hot Reload allows devs to edit source code, and apply the changes on the fly, without recompiling their target software. It also supports Live Preview and cross-platform testing on Linux. You will find more details of the changes in the release notes.

You can download Visual Studio 2022 17.0 using this link.

.NET 6

As for .NET 6, it also became available on Windows, Linux and macOS. Microsoft says .NET 6 provides a unified platform for cloud, desktop, IoT, and mobile applications by using the same .NET libraries. By the way, the new version has improved performance, especially when it comes to file I/O operations.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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