Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Release Candidate 2 with multiple bug fixes

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Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Release Candidate 2. The update mostly addresses the top reported issues from the first release candidate. The most notable improvement in the update is that Microsoft has moved the User Interface (UI) of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to the fully native macOS UI.

The just-released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Release Candidate 2 could be one of the most important updates for the platform. Besides multiple bug fixes, the update transitions the IDE to the fully native macOS UI. Moreover, Microsoft has migrated the IDE to run on top of .NET 6. This means the Visual Studio application has received native support for Apple’s M1 (ARM64) processor. This should ensure the platform runs well on Apple Silicon.

Microsoft has offered Release Notes of the Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 RC2 that includes the entire list of the fixes. However, some of the most prominent customer-reported issues fixed in this release are as follows:

It is important to note that some users outside of the U.S. region may experience delays and failures in updating Visual Studio for Mac and other downloads. Microsoft has confirmed that it is aware of the issue and internal teams are investigating it.

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