Visual Studio for Mac is being discontinued in 2024

Microsoft announces that Visual Studio for Mac is being discontinued. As of August 31, 2024 it will no longer be supported by Microsoft.

Microsoft recommends migrating to Visual Studio Code with appropriate language extensions or using Visual Studio for Windows via virtual machine.

Microsoft: Visual Studio for Mac Retirement Announcement

Reference: Microsoft begins sunsetting process for Visual Studio for Mac

Swift for Visual Studio Code extension preview is released

Tim Condon announces first preview release of Swift for VSCode extension.

The highlights of the extension include:

  • Automatic task creation
  • Package dependency view
  • Code completion
  • Jump to definition, peek definition, find all references, symbol search
  • Error annotations and apply suggestions from errors
  • Automatic generation of launch configurations for debugging with CoreLLDB

Swift Forums: Introducing Swift for Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Marketplace: Swift