September 24, 2023

Microsoft has introduced that the corporate plans to discontinue Visible Studio for Mac subsequent 12 months.

The most recent model of the corporate’s IDE (built-in growth surroundings) for Mac will proceed to be supported by Microsoft via August 2024.

Microsoft supplied the next assertion:

“With as we speak’s announcement, we’re redirecting our sources and focus to reinforce Visible Studio and VS Code, optimizing them for cross-platform growth. No new framework, runtime, or language assist can be added to Visible Studio for Mac.”

As a part of the wind-down course of, Microsoft has dedicated to supporting Visible Studio for Mac with safety updates and platform replace compatibility for the subsequent 12 months.

Per Microsoft:

“We may even proceed to supply runtime and workload updates so you possibly can proceed constructing and transport purposes constructed on .NET 6, .NET 7, and the Mono frameworks. Whereas not formally supported, we’ve additionally enabled rudimentary assist for .NET 8 in Visible Studio for Mac for constructing and debugging purposes.”

The Visible Studio 2022 software launched a significant overhaul for the Mac model together with a local consumer interface and Apple Silicon optimization whereas going full 64-bit for the primary time. Microsoft first introduced VS to the Mac in 2016.

As soon as Visible Studio for Mac assist has ended, Microsoft has beneficial accessing its IDE via Home windows in a digital machine on the Mac or via a cloud-based app. Microsoft additionally pointed to purposes such because the C# Dev Package, .NET MAUI, and Unity Extensions for VS Code, which can be found in preview and are meant to enhance VS Code’s capabilities for .NET and C# builders. These extensions function natively throughout all supported platforms, together with macOS, and the expertise utilizing these will proceed to be improved as they transfer from preview to GA and past.

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Though Visible Studio for the Mac (IDE) can be discontinued by August 2024, VS Code (wealthy textual content editor) for Mac will stick round. Rider, a competing .NET IDE, is one other various that Visible Studio customers can check out.

Keep tuned for extra particulars as they change into accessible.

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