Microsoft’s Visual Studio for Mac gets a complete modification with a native user interface and more

Microsoft has announced that a public preview for Visual Studio 2022 will be available soon. -and much more.

Microsoft has shared the first public review of the Visual Studio 2022 IDE that will arrive sometime this summer today in a blog post.

With higher speed and a cleaner design, the app will be 64-bit, lighter and will offer a better remote collaboration experience.

The next major edition of Visual Studio will be faster, more affordable, and easier, designed for both students and those building industry-scale solutions. For the first time, Visual Studio will be 64-bit. The user experience will feel cleaner, more intelligent and action-oriented.

Development teams have become more geographically dispersed than ever. Over the past year, it has become apparent that organizations need their development teams to secure collaboration, deliver solutions faster, and continuously improve their end-user satisfaction and value. We make it easy to collaborate with better GitHub integration, making it easier to move from idea to code to cloud.

Specifically for the Mac, Visual Studio 2022 brings a brand new native macOS UI, improved performance and reliability, and can take advantage of all of the operating system’s accessibility features.

Like the Windows version, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac will also have a new GitHub integration.

Our goal is to make Visual Studio 2022 for Mac a modern .NET IDE tailored for the Mac that delivers the productive experience you love in Visual Studio. We are working to move Visual Studio for Mac to the original macOS UI, which means it will have better performance and reliability. It also means that Visual Studio for Mac can take full advantage of all the built-in accessibility features of macOS. We update the menus and terminology in the IDE to make Visual Studio more consistent between Mac and Windows. A new Git experience from Visual Studio will also come to Visual Studio for Mac, starting with the introduction of the Git Changes window.

Microsoft says these are just “a few highlights of our ongoing work, but we welcome your initial thoughts on the direction we’re going for Visual Studio 2022.”

The company has not announced the exact date when the first public review will be launched, but in the meantime you can check the existing feature requests and send yours here as well.

Currently, the first three requirements for color-coded card features are vertical cards, and support for Linux. Read about all the changes that come with Visual Studio 2022 here.

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