The multi-repo capability in Preview 3 supports working with projects hosted in different Git repositories. Developers can work with a single solution that has projects in multiple repositories and contribute to them from a single instance of Visual Studio. This feature is still in a preview stage.
Other improvements in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 include:
- A new project properties designer for .NET SDK projects is easier to use and browse, with a single column of options with clear descriptions. A built-in search capability in the designer makes it easy to find properties, Microsoft said.
- Attach-to-process improvements are offered including an improved attach-to-process dialog, which is now async. The dialog shows the command line for processes and has an optional tree mode for showing parent-child process relationships.
- Breakpoints are easier to use.
- The dark theme has been enhanced to improve the usability of Visual Studio.
- New capabilities are offered to run tests in Linux environments.
- Working with environments such as Linux containers and Windows Subsystem for Linux, remote testing provides feedback from cross-platform tests and allows them to be debugged from within Visual Studio.
- A diagnostic analyzer can be used on memory dumps to identify common problems seen in .NET applications.
- One-click publishing of code to Azure DevOps is offered.