May 19, 2022

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GitHub Copilot now available for Visual Studio 2022


TECH NEWS DESK:

If you are new, the GitHub Copilot is your AI (Artificial Intelligence) pair programmer, powered by OpenAI Codex. Last year, Microsoft announced GitHub Copilot and made it available to a number of people as a Technical Preview.

 

Based on users’ feedback, Microsoft now announced the availability of the GitHub Copilot extension for Visual Studio 2022 IDE. You will need to signup for the GitHub Copilot technical preview before installing the Visual Studio 2022 extension.

 

GitHub Copilot now available for Visual Studio 2022

 

GitHub Copilot is currently under Technical Preview, and you will need to register for it to get access. As the space is limited, you will be initially kept on the waiting list upon registration. As Microsoft is continuing to add more developers into the preview by increasing the capacity of the service, you will be soon entered into the program.

 

Once you have received an email from GitHub confirming you have access, in Visual Studio 2022 go to Extensions > Manage Extensions and search for GitHub Copilot.

 

 

Press download and, when asked, close Visual Studio. You will now be prompted to install the GitHub Copilot extension. Select Modify to begin the installation.

 

Once it is successfully completed, re-open Visual Studio 2022. You will then be prompted to authorize Visual Studio with the GitHub Copilot service.

 

 

With the power of AI, GitHub Copilot provides suggestions for whole lines or entire functions right inside your editor. understands significantly more context than most code assistants. So, whether it’s in a docstring, comment, function name, or the code itself, GitHub Copilot uses the context you’ve provided and synthesizes code to match.

 

It also converts comments to code. Write a comment describing the logic you want, and let GitHub Copilot assembles the code for you.

 



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