Software Update: Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 16.1.0

Microsoft has released version 16.1.0 of Visual Studio 2019. This popular programming development environment has useful options to make programming easier in Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, F#, Python and R, among others. The complete list of the changes in the 2019 edition can be found in the accompanying release notes. The most important changes and improvements made in version 16.1 are listed below.


  • Visual Studio IntelliCode is now generally available and comes installed with any workload that supports C#, C++, TypeScipt/JavaScript, or XAML.
  • We have added Per-Monitor Awareness support.
  • New code fixes are available for C#.
  • Most Recently Used has been added to Visual Studio Search.


  • Source Link authentication improvements have been implemented.
  • We have added symbol server to the list of default symbol servers.
  • Time Travel Debugging preview now includes exception stepping support.


  • We have removed the need for .resx file in VSIX projects (BuildTools update).
  • VSIX Project template now uses the new SDK version.


  • You can now experience optimizations to improve the solution load time of very large solutions.
  • Template authors can add custom tags to their templates.
  • There is now CodeLens support for custom UI.
  • We have provided updates to Language Server Protocol implementation.
  • We have updated behavior for switching between solutions, folders, and other views.



  • We have released more performance improvements and a bulk of bug fixes for F# and F# tooling.


  • New .NET productivity features include one-click code cleanup on projects and solutions, a new toggle block comment keyboard shortcut, refactoring to move types to other namespaces.
  • You can now clone code from an SSH URI through the clone screen in the start window.
  • .NET Productivity additions in this release include intellisense completion for unimported types, toggling single-line comment/uncomment, exporting naming styles to editorconfig, and a new code style setting for preferring usings inside/outside namspaces.
  • We have implemented .NET SDK tooling additions primarily around supporting WinForms and WPF projects for .NET Core 3.0 along with bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Visual Studio SDK v16.0 has been released to NuGet.
  • A preview of the XAML Designer for .NET Core 3.0 WPF development is available.


Top Issues Fixed in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1

Version number 16.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Microsoft
License type GPL