Visual Studio 2017 roadmap: The new features you can expect

Microsoft adds capabilities to the Visual Studio IDE almost every month. Here's what you can expect for the rest of 2018.

Microsoft has published a roadmap of features planned for Visual Studio 2017 in 2018.

Some key capabilities anticipated by June 2018 include:

  • Setup of continuous delivery for the Azure Functions serverless computing platform.
  • Faster switching of Git branches.
  • Just-in-time debugging for .Net Core.
  • Customizing of the Visual Studio installation location to reduce the footprint on the system drive.
  • Improved startup and load performance.
  • Full C++ 17 conformancein the Microsoft C++ compiler and libraries.
  • Creation of F#Net Core projects.
  • Ability to fix code style violations via one-click code cleanup.
  • Improved Python debugging experience.
  • Full support for .Net Core 2.1, which will be in a beta version.

For July through September 2018, planned key features include:

  • Multicursor and multiselection editing.
  • Use of Visual Studio across different monitors with different DPI measurements.
  • Creation of F# Azure Functions projects.
  • Using language services implemented by the Language Server protocol.
  • Faster running of Live Unit tests after edits.
  • Opening any set of folders to provide for a customizable, shareable workspace.
  • Use of an updated Visual Studio Performance Center to optimize settings for extensions and components; this will improve IDE performance.
  • Publishing to Visual Studio Marketplace via the command line.
  • Use of the snapshot debugger for Azure Services.
  • Improved compatibility with assistive technologies.

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