Install a preview version of Visual Studio for Mac

Applies to: yesVisual Studio for Mac noVisual Studio

Before a new version of Visual Studio for Mac is officially released, it's available as a preview. The preview release gives you a chance to try out new features and get the latest bug fixes before they're fully incorporated into the product. You can learn more about what's new in the latest preview release by seeing the Preview Release notes.

Preview releases of Visual Studio for Mac can be installed side-by-side with the officially released stable version.

Download and install the preview release of Visual Studio for Mac to get started.

If you already have a version of the Preview release installed, you can update to the latest preview using the following steps:

  1. Go to Visual Studio > Check for Updates....
  2. If a new update is available, it will start downloading.
  3. Select the Restart and Install Updates button to start installing the updates.

For more information on updating in Visual Studio for Mac, see the update article.