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Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Gets Better With .NET Core 2 Support

August 19, 2017
Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Gets Better With .NET Core 2 Support
Microsoft has announced the launch of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3. The main highlight of the release is the addition of .NET Core 2 support. You will be able to work with a powerful IDE for .NET Core 2 coupled with the APIs. If you haven't yet explored .NET Core 2, you will find plenty of new features in the latest release.

The core focus of Visual Studio 2017 15.3 is with regard to the accessibility. As a developer, you would have faced problems when using debugging tools within the IDE when used with a screen reading software.

In the latest version, the Locals, Autos, Call Stack and Watch windows have been fixed in such a way that they can be easily used with screen reading software. The accessibility feature extends to the main visual indicators on the IDE's main editing window such as lightbulbs, breakpoints and another editor markup.

Microsoft has fixed several bugs related to Visual Basic and C# in the version 15.3. The error occurred during the compilation stage in C# has also been fixed. Moreover, the instability issues will also be resolved soon. The big highlight of the version 15.3 is the support for .NET Core 2. 

You need to install Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3. After that, you need to install .NET Core 2 SDK to provide full support. Furthermore, the Redmond-based company has added side-by-side support for .NET Core SDKs in version 15.3. Hence, you can install multiple versions of .NET Core SDKs to enable developers to pick an SDK version of their choice.