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VS 2022 Update 3


Chuck Walbourn -

Visual Studio 2020 Update 3 (a.k.a. 17.3) is now available for download, including the updated Community edition. The VS 2022 Redistribution packages are also available (x86, x64, arm64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64, arm64). This release includes better IDE performance. For more information see the Visual Studio Team blog and the release notes.

Compiler and CRT

VS 2022 Update 3 includes a revision of the C/C++ compiler (19.33.31629.0). This compiler includes specific MSVC backend improvements. There’s also some related MSBuild improvements.

17.3 update C++ compiler
17.3.0 19.33.31629.0
17.3.4 19.33.31630.0

A full list of updates to the Standard C++ Library can be found on GitHub.

clang and CMake: VS 2022 17.3 includes clang/LLVM v14 for Windows as an optional component. It also updates CMake to version 3.23.

HLSL Editing: VS 2022 17.3 includes a fix to add the extension fxh to the HLSL colorization and document reformatting support which already supported hlsl, fx, and hlsli.

ARM64 A preview of the ARM64 native version of Visual Studio’s IDE and toolsets were included with the VS 2022 17.3 previews per this blog post. The ARM64 native IDE is still in preview and is expected to ship production ready with VS 2022 17.4. Version 17.3 does include the production version of the ARM64EC tools.

Related: Visual Studio 2022, VS 2022 Update 1, VS 2022 Update 2