Software update: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.9.0

Nov

14

2018

Microsoft has released version 15.9.0 of Visual Studio 2017. This popular programming development environment has handy options to make programming easier in Visual C ++, Visual Basic, C #, F #, Python and R, among other things. The entire laundry list of changes to the 2017 edition can be found in the corresponding release notes . The changes to this edition are as follows:

Summary of Notable New Features in 15.9
You can now import and export an installation configuration file that specifies which workloads and components should be installed with an instance of Visual Studio.
We have improved the debugging experience for NuGet packages using the new symbol package format (.snupkg).
Step back in debugger is now available in C ++ for Enterprise customers.
C ++ IntelliSense now responds to changes in the remote environment for both CMake and MSBuild project targeting Linux.
We have made updates to UWP Desktop Bridge framework packages and added support for ARM64 C ++ Native Desktop scenarios.
We added support for the range-v3 library with the MSVC 15.9 compiler.
We fixed several bugs in the F # compiler and F # tools.
Language service support for new TypeScript features for semantic file renaming and project references.
Improved Node.js development by updating Vue.js templates and adding support for unit testing using the Jest framework.
We added SharePoint 2019 project templates, so you can migrate existing SharePoint 2013 and 2016 projects to SharePoint 2019.
Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin now supports Xcode 10.
We made improvements to the Xamarin.Android build performance.
We have added and improved features for Universal Windows Platform developers, including ARM64 support, the latest preview SDK, better debugging or Desktop Bridge applications, and XAML Designer improvements.
Substantial improvements were made using authenticated package feeds.
There is now support for lock file to enable repeatable restore for PackageReference based projects.
We have added support for the new license format for NuGet packages.
We have established NuGet client policies in Visual Studio that enable you to lock down environments such that trusted packages can be installed.
We made the use of .NET Core within Visual Studio more predictable.
Top Issues Fixed in 15.9
No way to change “Find All References” background color.
“Visual C ++ Resource Editor Package” load failed.
VS2017 v15.8 Build does not start if XAML files are not manually saved first.
Installation failed – manifest signature verification failed.
Update 15.8.6 breaks Installer Projects.
Scrolling up with the arrow key causes Visual Studio to page up.
After updating to 15.8.1, data tip does not show when debugging.
System.InvalidProgramException: Common Language Runtime detected an invalid program.
Solution Explorer does not remain pinned after closing Visual Studio.
Navigation bar in editor has trouble handling long method names.
Version number 15.9.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website
Microsoft
Download
https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
License type Freeware / Paid
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