Microsoft announces that support for the integrated development environment for Mac 'Visual Studio for Mac' will end in August 2024

On August 30, 2023 local time, Microsoft announced that support for

the integrated development environment `` Visual Studio for Mac '' developed and sold by the company will end on August 31, 2024.

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Visual Studio for Mac, which has been

available since 2017, is based on ' Xamarin Studio ', which was developed by 'Xamarin', and is an integrated development platform that enables cross-platform application development using .NET . It's the environment.

At the time of writing the article, the latest version of 'Visual Studio 2022 for Mac' had UI optimization for macOS, native support for the Mac SoC ' M1 ' chip, and full 64-bit support.

However, on August 30, 2023, Microsoft announced that it will end support for Visual Studio for Mac on August 31, 2024. Microsoft states that the reason for this is ``to direct development resources to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code for Windows.''

The current Visual Studio for Mac 17.6 is the final version of Visual Studio for Mac, and no new frameworks, runtimes, or support for new programming languages will be added in the future. On the other hand, during the 12 months until the end of support, updates related to critical bug fixes, security issues, and platform updates will continue to be provided.

As an alternative to the end of support for Visual Studio for Mac, Microsoft is offering the use of Visual Studio Code, the use of Visual Studio using a virtual Windows environment on macOS, and the use of ' Microsoft Dev Box ,' which provides a cloud-based development environment. Recommended.

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