Microsoft has released a fresh new update for its newest Visual Studio family member, the Visual Studio 2017. VS 2017 contains many new and exciting features, IDE productivity enhancements to support Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development, Azure development, web and cloud development, and more.
The latest build release 26206.00 carries a few new features among other bug fixes as well.
What’s New in this Release
dotnet new templating engine
Creation of projects using
dotnet new is much more simplified with the use of a new templating engine. When using
dotnet new, you can now see the list of templates and pick one to create a new project. Also
dotnet sln command has been added to operate on solutions for add, remove, list of projects. See more info in blog.
Redgate SQL Prompt
With SQL Prompt, you can write SQL more quickly and accurately with the help of intelligent code completion. SQL Prompt autocompletes database and system objects and keywords, and offers column suggestions as you type. This results in cleaner code and fewer errors because you don’t need to remember every column name or alias. Also included in this release are Redgate ReadyRoll and SQL Search.
Here are the issues that have been fixed in this release:
- .NET Core and ASP.NET Core – Please see fixes in: C# and Visual Basic project systems, NuGet, SDK, MSBuild and CLI.
- Visual Studio terminates unexpectedly when debugging VSIX
- VSIX project build fails
- Packages can now be managed using package references in WPF, WindowsForms and UWP Projects. To do this, enable showing format selection in Tools/Options/NuGet.
- Lack of AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile blocks Visual Studio actions (ArgumentNullException)
- VS2017 RC1 froze while “Ctrl-,” searching for type
- VS 2017 doesn’t restore open documents
- $(SolutionDir) macro at pre-build event gives Undefined when using an existing project
- Assemblies does not show up in the Reference Manager
- Help The viewer command line contains an invalid directory name VisualStudio2015. Please specify a valid name
- Visual Studio terminates unexpectedly when double clicking certain folders
- Fixed a VS responsiveness issue with Xamarin’s MasterDetail template that uses Azure.
- Fixed a VS responsiveness issue where user opens intellisense, applies a filter with an Alt + Access key and closes intellisense simultaneously.
- Fixed Nuget Restore operation issue in scenarios where a project uses both PackageReference elements to manage NuGet packages, and has a reference to another project in the solution.
If you are interested in trying out VS 2017, head over to the download page to get hands on the new and exciting features now.