With Visual Studio 2022, you'll always get the best-in-class tools and services available for any developer, any app, and any platform. Whether you're using Visual Studio for the first time or you've been using it for years, there's a lot to like in our newest version.
The Enterprise version offers additional features, such as advanced security and compliance tools, that make it suitable for larger organizations with more complex IT requirements.
Visual Studio 2022 is 64-bit
Visual Studio 2022 on Windows is now a 64-bit application. This means you can open, edit, run, and debug even the biggest and most complex solutions without running out of memory.
Find in Files is faster
In Visual Studio 2022, we focused on improving the performance of several key features. For example, Find in Files is now as much as 3x faster when searching large solutions such as Orchard Core.
Git tooling is faster
New in 17.2: We've integrated a relatively new Git feature called the commit graph, which helps to improve both the performance of your Git operations and the performance of Visual Studio itself.
Build modern apps
Better dev tools for C++ and .NET, and Hot Reload
Visual Studio 2022 includes better cross-platform app development tools and the latest version of C++ build tools, to include C++20 support.
As well, we're updating Hot Reload so that you can edit either C++ or .NET projects while your application is running.
Updates for Blazor & Razor editors + Hot Reload for ASP.NET
Visual Studio 2022 includes a big update for the Blazor and Razor editors, and new capabilities for Hot Reload in ASP.NET Core—including Hot Reload when you save a file or when you apply changes to CSS files live!
Innovation at your fingertips
Git multi-repo support and line-staging support
New in 17.4: If you've worked with projects hosted on different Git repositories, you might have used external tools or multiple instances of Visual Studio to connect to them. Now, you can work with a single solution that has projects in multiple repositories and contribute to them all from a single instance of Visual Studio.
New in 17.3: We added line-staging support, also known as interactive staging. Now, you can stage chunks of changes in your files right from the code editor, or split changes across different commits.
Whole line completion: In Visual Studio 2022, the IntelliCode feature can now automatically complete code up to a whole line at a time.
Quick Actions recommendations: IntelliCode can now spot when you’re performing a common task and recommend the right Quick Action, completing it right as you’re typing.
Designing for everyone
Look & feel
From new iconography to subtle color contrast ratio adjustments and a new Cascadia Code font, we're working to make Visual Studio 2022 more accessible for everyone.
One of our key focus areas is to make Visual Studio more personalized and flexible so that you can make the IDE your own. For example, Visual Studio 2022 offers you the ability to sync with your Windows theme. So, if you've enabled the "night light" feature there, Visual Studio uses it, too.