After nearly a month, Microsoft finally released the Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3. This update brings new features on the themes of personal and team productivity, modern development and continuous innovation.
Individual & Team Productivity
In Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3, Microsoft has made improvements for some less commonly used but sometimes useful features, such as attaching to a process.
Attach to process improvements
An example is an improvement to the dialog box attached to the process. The dialog box is now asynchronous, displaying the command line parameters of the process, the IIS information of the w3wp.exe process, and the dialog box has an optional tree view mode for displaying the parent-child process relationship. These features reduce a lot of friction in deciding which process to debug in advanced scenarios.
New Project Designer
In Preview 3, a brand new project property designer is provided for .NET SDK projects. The new design is easier to use and browse, and the single-column options are clearly described. Most importantly, the new design has a built-in search function, so users can easily find the attributes they need.
Dark theme improvements
In Preview 3, the Dark theme will have huge changes to improve the usability of Visual Studio. The new Dark theme has a new accent color designed to reduce distraction and eye strain. This color matches the latest product visual identity and helps users quickly find the correct window when navigating between multiple tools.
Develop modern applications
Through remote testing, users can get feedback from cross-platform testing and can even debug in Visual Studio. This function is suitable for a series of remote environments, such as Linux containers, WSL and SSH connections.
Innovation at your fingertips
Microsoft said that another key part of the Visual Studio 2022 vision is innovative features that can unlock the potential of users as developers.
The diagnostic analyzer in Preview 3 can be used for memory dump to identify common problems in .NET applications, and users can find the root cause of complex problems in a short time.
Use multiple Git repositories at the same time
Preview 3 also gained new preview features, such as multiple Git repositories, users can use a single solution with projects in multiple repositories and contribute to them from a single instance of Visual Studio.
Publish to Azure DevOps with one click
In Preview 3, through the updated experience of creating a Git repository, users can more easily publish code to Azure DevOps. With a single click, Visual Studio can initialize a new Git repository and push it to Azure DevOps. The above features are just a few examples of improvements in Visual Studio 2022. There are more features to explore in Preview 3. In the next few weeks, the official will share more new features of Visual Studio 2022.