Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9

Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9

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Today we released the Visual Studio Tools for Unity add-on (formerly known as UnityVS). It is now available for download on the Visual Studio Gallery at the following links:

VSTU is Microsoft’s free Visual Studio add-on that enables a rich programming and debugging experience for working with the Unity gaming tools and platform. This is our first release since the acquisition of SyntaxTree, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to reach to the Unity community with Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Toosl for Unity

Here are the highlights in today’s 1.9 release:

  • Faster debugger. Attaching and detaching the debugger as well as expanding local variables is now faster.
  • Faster startup. Opening VSTU projects is now faster.
  • Better handling of C# constructs. The local variables window is now properly populated when debugging iterators or when variables are accessed inside closures.
  • Start your game and your debugging session in one click. This feature is one of our most-requested: you can now attach the debugger and start the game by simply changing the debug target. This is only available in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

And many more new features and bug fixes as you can see in our changelog. If you have any suggestion for VSTU, please post them on UserVoice, and if you encounter any issue please report them through the Visual Studio Connect site.

image Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Visual Studio Platform Team

Jb runs the Visual Studio Tools for Unity experience for the Visual Studio Platform team. He recently joined Microsoft as part of the acquisition of SyntaxTree, a company he founded and where he led the development of UnityVS. He has a passion for developer tools and programming languages, and has been working in developer technologies for over the last decade.

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  • Sweet! Cheers for the release guys

  • Sweet! Cheers for the release guys

  • hooray! thanks for the update, guys. looking forward to future releases.

  • Does this work with the Expression editions of Visual Studio?

  • Everything is Awesome!

  • Excellent news! Can't wait to try this out.

    Thanks guys :-)

  • Been waiting on this with clenched butt cheeks! My thanks to everyone involved!

  • Does this work with the free version of VS 2013?

  • Hi, does this work with the expre... oh, someone already asked. Does it?

  • This is amazing, thank you!

  • Nope, doesn't seem to work with the express version...

  • Yes!  Thank you!

  • @Timbob, @ArvoAnimi: currently it's only available for Visual Studio Pro and above.

  • this is fantastic!

  • In already use VS with Unity?

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