Earlier, Microsoft released the first preview version of Visual Studio 2022. This is the first IDE version built specifically for 64-bit PCs, so the first version focuses on finding and fixing problems, and there are not many new features. But today, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2, which brings more new features.
Preview 2 has been updated on the interface, more localized adaptations, and updated icons and new Cascadia Code fonts are also brought. The new icons are designed to be easier to understand and make Visual Studio more accessible.
Microsoft has also added some new productivity improvements in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2, starting with new real-time previews for XAML and Web applications. Real-time preview allows users to make changes in the IDE and see the effect in real-time in the application they are building.
Microsoft also added a new option called Force Run, which allows developers to run the application to a specific point while ignoring other breakpoints in the code. Another important new feature in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 is support for Hot Reload in C++ applications.
Hot Reload allows developers to make changes to their code while the application is running and apply it without closing the application. Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 has a series of detailed improvements, such as the ability to build and debug locally on WSL2 without establishing an SSH connection. However, since it is a preview version, it is best not to use it in a work environment to avoid problems.