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Visual Studio 2019 Update 6 (a.k.a. 16.6) is now available for download. For more information see the Visual Studio Team blog.
Updates older than 16.11 of Visual Studio 2019 are out of their support lifecycle as of October 2022.
The latest VS 2019 Redistribution packages are available (x86, x64, ARM64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, ARM64). For more on Visual Studio 2019 Update 6, see the release notes.
Compiler and CRT
VS 2019 Update 6 includes a new version of the C/C++ compiler (19.26.28805.0). This includes a new
/Zc:preprocessor switch to enable a C/C++ conformant preprocessor.
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A full list of updates to the Standard C++ Library can be found on GitHub.
The C/C++ Runtime (14.26.28720) is included in this update. Remember that VS 2015, VS 2017, and VS 2019 share the same runtime redistributable binaries and are binary compatible.
C++20: The new conformant preprocessor supports C++20’s
_VA_OPT__. The latest Standard C++ Library includes C++20’s
<span> (see C++ Reference). See this blog post for more details.
clang/LLVM: VS 2019 Update 6 includes clang 10 for Windows as an optional component.
DirectXMath: There is a known issue where the
IsNan tests can fail when building with
/fp:fast due to new optimizations. This is fixed when using DirectXMath 3.14 which is in Windows 10 SDK (19041) in combination with this update.
Related: VS 2019 RTM, VS 2019 Update 1, VS 2019 Update 2, VS 2019 Update 3, VS 2019 Update 4, VS 2019 Update 5, VS 2019 Update 7, VS 2019 Update 8