Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Now Available

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Now Available

Earlier this week Microsoft released Visual Studio Update 3 as they continue addressing issues reported by users and delivering new features to the development suite of software.

According to the announcement blog post one major fix in this update was related to a memory issue for some customers. After providing those customers a release candidate of Update 3 to test and confirming the memory bug was gone they were able to ship this completed update.

The VS 2015 Update 3 release includes improvements in these other areas as well:

  • Tools for Apache Cordova
  • Developer Analytics Tools
  • Debugging and Diagnostics
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Tools for Universal Windows apps
  • Architecture Tools
  • Visual C++
  • Node.js Tools for Visual Studio
  • Web Developer Tools
  • TypeScript
  • C# and Visual Basic
  • Team Explorer
  • Xamarin

As for known issues in this latest release they are all listed on this page at MSDN.

I did notice in the comments on the main release blog post that some users were reporting issues with the C++ Edit and Continue feature after installing the update.

Shortly after this issue was identified, Microsoft provided the following action to resolve the problem:

"FYI for folks running into C++ Edit and Continue issues – disabling Debug > Options > General > “Allow precompiling (Native only)” should resolve your issue."

More info is available on the Visual C++ Team Blog.

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