The very talked-about Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 Preview 2 was released this week. Now many people were excited to know about the new features that were added in the new version. So here’s the list of the things added and we are discussing below the most important ones.
- Android Apply Changes
- Faster Android Startup
- Xamarin Hot Restart
- XAML Document Online
Android Apply Changes
After much research about how things can be thought out of the box for android developers. There was an inclusion in the Edit types. The layouts and drawables take up the major portion of the Edit feature hence support for Android Apply change were introduced so that the user can make frequent resource changes during the runtime without having to restart the application again. This may be working even during the debug session.
Xamarin Hot Restart
To build an app bundle the C# program works and compiles at the same time. After the successful completion of the code, the bundle is then stationed in one's emulator, Simulator or device. Now Xamarin Hot Restart helps in the making of new changes by introducing them into the bundles. This vastly decreases the locating time. With the help of this feature, one can easily make any changes in code files, resources, and references.
Faster Android Startup
An inclusion in the MSBuild support for supporting custom pages were done here. By this, we can ably record our custom profile based on the application's start up time. This helps in the addition of 40% of minimal increase of APK size and that may be helpful in the long run.
XAML Document Outline
Xamarin developers have access to the plethora of tooling to build UIs faster and quicker. The main motive of including this feature was to mix the design time and run time at the same pace. This enables us to see the hierarchy of our own Xamarin forms and these are important.
Thus, we feel the new updates were all important and to the point. Good work was done in realizing the problem and working on it. Thumbs up!