Microsoft has introduced it’s ending assist for the Visible Studio for Mac IDE.
As a substitute, the corporate will focus its efforts on bettering the primary Visible Studio software, which will be accessed on Mac, and any working system, via Microsoft Dev Field.
“Whereas the choice has been made to retire Visible Studio for Mac, we stay dedicated to our builders on Mac with alternate options just like the lately introduced C# Dev Package for VS Code and different extensions that can assist you to benefit from our ongoing investments in .NET improvement on a Mac,” Anthony Cangialosi, group product supervisor of the developer division at Microsoft, wrote in a weblog publish.
The corporate will assist Visible Studio for Mac 17.6 for yet another yr, till the tip of subsequent August. This assist will embrace safety updates and updates associated to platform upgrades from Apple. It is not going to add new frameworks, runtimes, or language assist from this level ahead.
After August 31, 2024, Visible Studio for Mac will solely be accessible as a legacy set up with no assist or maintainance.
As talked about earlier, there are nonetheless a number of methods Mac builders can make the most of Visible Studio going ahead. Along with utilizing Microsoft Dev Field to entry it, Mac builders can entry Visible Studio via C# Dev Package for VS Code extension or by working a Home windows atmosphere in a digital machine. In line with Microsoft, utilizing a digital machine “will cowl the broadest IDE wants similar to legacy undertaking assist for Xamarin, F#, and distant improvement experiences on iOS by utilizing a digital machine,” Cangialosi wrote.