Microsoft has finally officially announced the death of the Visual Studio application for the Mac platform. As such, version 17.6 will be the final release and will be supported for another year, including periodic service updates and security fixes. After August 31, 2024, the company will discontinue the IDE for macOS.
Microsoft said it decided to stop deploying Visual Studio for Mac after carefully analyzing and evaluating feedback from the user community as well as actual usage situations. Additionally, the company’s future plans are to focus even more on optimizing Visual Studio, making it accessible through the C# Dev Kit for VS Code and available on all operating systems. modern.
We are redirecting our resources and focusing on enhancing the quality of Visual Studio and VS Code, optimizing them for cross-platform purposes. There will no longer be any new frameworks, runtimes, or languages added to Visual Studio for Mac. However, we are committed to continuing to maintain essential updates such as bug fixes and security patches over the next 12 months.
Microsoft will also continue to provide runtime and workload updates so users can continue to deploy applications built on .NET 6, .NET 7 and Mono framework. Additionally, we’ve also enabled basic support for .NET 8 in Visual Studio for Mac to support building and debugging applications. We hope that with these commitments and investments in alternative solutions, disruption to the workflows of Visual Studio on Mac users will be significantly minimized.
Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft and is considered “The world’s most widely used code editor. Visual Studio can be understood as a system that includes all related related to application development such as code editor, design, debugging, writing code or editing design and applications easily and quickly.