|Visual Studio Now Generally Available With Arm64 Support|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Thursday, 17 November 2022|
The latest version of Visual Studio 2022 is now available with support for ARM64. This is the first Visual Studio GA release to support ARM64, alongside other improvements including .NET 7 and enterprise support for setup including rollback.
Until this version, Visual Studio could only run on ARM-powered devices via x64 emulation, and Microsoft didn't recommend running Visual Studio on devices that use ARM-based processors, suggesting that developers targeted ARM devices remotely.
This release natively supports building and debugging Arm64 apps on ARM-based processors, and has a range of workloads enabled for ARM, including .NET desktop and web development, desktop and game development with C++, Universal Windows Platform development, Visual Studio extension development, and js development. This release includes native performance for the Windows SDK (Win UI 2 and UWP) as well as native support for Win App SDK (Win UI 3).
Git support has been improved, so that you can now untrack and ignore tracked Git files from both Solution Explorer and Git Changes tool windows.
This version also offers multi-repository support meaning you can have up to 10 active Git repositories at once, and can work with a solution that spans more than one repository and view the histories and files of several repositories at the same time. The repository status has been improved and there's a new trust dialog to make it easier to trust single and multiple Git repositories.
Developers working in Microsoft Teams can now make use of a new Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio that can be used to create, run, and debug apps for Microsoft Teams using .NET. This also can be used for hosting app projects in Azure via features that provision and deploy using an infrastructure-as-code approach with Bicep.
The new version of Visual Studio is available now.
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