Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 3 now available for download

Microsoft today released the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview 3 for developers. The latest update comes with new features and multiple bug fixes. The new preview build has added improvements to error reporting and performance for F# language and tools in this release. In addition, Visual Studio Build Tools now supports TypeScript and Node.js. Check out full changelog below.

What’s New in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview 3

New

  • Visual Studio Build Tools now supports TypeScript and Node.js.
  • ClickOnce Tools now supports signing application and deployment manifests file with CNG certificate.
  • Snapshot Debugging can now be started from the Debug Target dropdown for ASP.NET applications.
  • Added installation progress details on Visual Studio Installer.
  • The C++ compiler optimizes your code to run faster through improved optimizations.
  • Improvements to error reporting and performance for F# language and tools in this release.

Fixed

  • CMake: Exception on loading a project throws ” Value cannot be null. Parameter name: path2″ error.
  • VS2017 brings new parallel build synchronization issues where VS2015 was stable (C++).
  • Updated C++ compiler broke variadic template expansion.
  • CMake: Cache generation sticks on saving CMakeLists.txt.
  • ServiceHub service host crashes when shutting down an AppDomain due to race condition in CLR’s I/O pipes code.
  • Update from VS2017 Enterprise 15.4.5 to 15.5 generates Python3 error .
  • Run tests inpParallel not remembered after restart.
  • Incremental linking broken with multiple projects.
  • Build Tools 2017 installer still missing .NET Core 2.0 SDK.
  • Ctrl-Shift-B does not just build — it launches ASP.NET Core app.

You can read full changelog here.

Download Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6