Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate a few weeks ago at Connect(); 2016 event. Microsoft recently released a new update for VS 2017 RC that fixes many bugs reported by the users. Some of the improvements included in this release are listed below.
- To start, there are many bug fixes, including fixing an issue in Git syncing in Team Explorer that led to “Could not load current branch,” some crashes and hangs in loading large projects, and some bugs in Go To All.
- We now have offline help available by installing the Help Viewer component in the Visual Studio installer.
- You can now add and remove multiple user interface languages at any time using the Visual Studio installer on the Language Pack tab. You can select the current user interface language among those installed using Tools > Options > International Settings.
- We improved the .NET Core and Docker workload. It’s still in preview, but we made the csproj file easier to read, added new commands to the .NET Core command-line (CLI) tools, and made many bug fixes. See the .NET blog for details.
- We improved the Developer Analytics Tools. CodeLens now shows exceptions that have occurred during local debug sessions for projects with the Application Insights SDK and it can show the impact an exception has had on users.
Visit Release Notes and Known Issues page for more details. To get the latest update, download it here. If you already have the RC installed, you will receive a notification in the upper-right of your Visual Studio window to update.