Microsoft today released the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 for developers. The latest update comes with new features and multiple bug fixes. The update has added reliability and cancellability to the Visual Studio IDE installer. In addition, the latest release also updated the error dialog to display more information to help solve installation problems. Check out full cahngelog below.

What’s New in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5

  • Added reliability and cancellability to the Visual Studio IDE installer.
  • Updated the error dialog to display more information to help solve installation problems.
  • Reduced load times of large C# and Visual Basic projects.
  • You can now work with Git submodules and worktrees, and configure fetch.prune and pull.rebase in Team Explorer.
  • Find information on the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core security advisories.
  • The MSVC compiler toolset has been updated to version 14.12.
  • C# compiler now supports the 7.2 set of language features.
  • Added .NET Core SDK project support to F# tooling and changed the way you acquire F#.
  • Added Visual C++ Improvements to the Standard Template library.
  • Improved the Razor syntax formatting in the Visual Studio Web Tools.
  • Docker containers now support multi-stage Dockerfiles.
  • You now have Angular 2 Support for inline and .ngml template files.
  • You can now open projects exported from the ARM online compiler in Visual Studio.
  • Open folder now supports remote tasks for using any remote build system or running arbitrary commands.
  • Added Embedded Source support while debugging, and Edit and Continue support for Embedded PDBs.
  • The WCF Web Service Reference for .Net Core is now part of Visual Studio 15.5.
  • You can debug in-production apps with the Snapshot Debugger.
  • IntelliTrace’s Step-back debugging feature is now supported.
  • You can access Azure resources from Visual Studio with Conditional Access enabled.
  • Office Web Add-in projects and VSTO Projects now support development with Office in the Windows Store.
  • Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin contains updated support for the Xamarin SDKs for iOS and Android.
  • Unity projects are now automatically reloaded in Visual Studio when you add or remove a Unity script.
  • Test Explorer now supports Google test framework by default.
  • You can now preview XAML live as you type in the Android emulator.
  • The Windows Packaging Project now allows you to include UWP components like: BackgroundTasksAppServiceConnection, or FullTrustProcessLauncher.
  • You can now configure continuous delivery from the project publish workflow to automatically deploy your project to Azure on every code change to your repo.

Fixed in this Release

  • Save All tries to save closed .sql query tabs.
  • bin\roslyn files locked during build.
  • Since Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, breakpoints don’t work when the charset of the file is not the same as the one in .editorconfig (utf8 or utf8-bom).
  • Package ‘Microsoft.Net.4.6.FullRedist.NonThreshold,version=’ fails to repair.
  • Visual Studio 2017 has a conflict with OneDrive on demand (Windows 10 insider build).
  • Access Denied error when creating registry keys on Windows 7.
  • Disabled startpage is opened when project is closed.
  • Missing icons after update.
  • Visual Studio 2017 works slowly during ASP.NET debugging.
  • Visual Studio 2017 builds slowly.
  • Visual Studio may freeze or crash when running on a pen-enabled machine

You can read full changelog here.

Download Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5


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