Microsoft releases Visual Studio “15” Preview 3 with IntelliSense and other fixes

If you’re a developer, then you’re likely looking forward to the official release of Visual Studio “15,” as it’s being called. The previews keep coming, adding in new fixes and pushing the official release closer and closer to reality, and today, Microsoft announced on the Visual Studio Blog that another preview is now available.

Here’s the official word:

Today I am happy to share Visual Studio “15” Preview 3 (which is different from Visual Studio 2015 Update 3). This is still a Preview and is unsupported, so my recommendation is to not install it on your production environments. That said, it should install right on top of any previous Visual Studio “15” Previews and side by side with previous versions of Visual Studio. Here are the Visual Studio “15” Preview Release Notes, and Visual Studio “15” Preview 3 Known Issues.

We’re still laying some of the foundational groundwork, but we do have some new features, including some improvements in IntelliSense to help you filter the member list by type and a new Exception helper that gives you instant non-modal view in to inner exceptions. The IntelliSense tray is disabled by default but can be easily turned on in Tools > Options. > Text Editor > C#/VB > IntelliSense. Preview 3 also includes Xamarin 4.1, which includes bug fixes as well as support for tvOS and improved iOS Assets Catalog support. For more information, see the Xamarin release notes.

Microsoft also released Team Foundation Server “15” Preview, and you can get the details here. If you’re a developer, give Preview 3 a try and let us know in the comments what you think of Microsoft’s progress toward an official release.

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