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Visual Studio for Mac Preview now available for download

Visual Studio for Mac

At Connect();// 2016 , Microsoft is launching a preview of Visual Studio for Mac. This is an exciting development, evolving the mobile-centric Xamarin Studio IDE into a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#, and bringing the Visual Studio development experience to the Mac.

The Visual Studio for Mac workspace should be familiar to existing Visual Studio developers. When you first open it, you see a Welcome Page with a list of recently opened solutions, a feed of developer news and other information to help you get started.

Visual Studio for Mac acts as a counterpart of the Windows version of Visual Studio. Its UX is inspired by Visual Studio, yet designed to look and feel like a native app of macOS. If you use Visual Studio Code but want a lightweight yet rich standalone source editor, Visual Studio for Mac is just the right choice.

Alongside the UX, it also supports IntelliSense and refactoring use the Roslyn Compiler Platform; its project system and build engine use MSBuild; and its source editor supports TextMate bundles. It uses the same debugger engines for Xamarin and .NET Core apps, and the same designers for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

If you are a Mac user, you can give it a try by downloading it from this link right here

Want to know more, read the announcement here


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