Microsoft Announces Native Visual Studio On Arm
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 30 May 2022

Microsoft has announced plans for an end-to-end Arm native toolchain including full Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio Code, Visual C++, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Subsystem for Android and .NET. 

The announcement was made at Microsoft's Build 2022 conference, where they also announced “Project Volterra”, a Windows 11 on Arm developer kit.


At the moment, Visual Studio can run on ARM-powered devices via x64 emulation, though some features are not currently supported on ARM. Microsoft hasn't recommended running Visual Studio on devices that use ARM-based processors, and instead recommend remotely targeted ARM devices.  The new native Visual Studio for Arm will overcome this restriction, The next Visual Studio preview will run natively on Arm64 Windows 11 and will support building and debugging Arm64 apps directly on Arm-based devices. Alongside the 'native toolchain', Microsoft has also promised support for Arm64 in OpenJDK, Python, LLVM, Node and Git.

Microsoft made other Arm-related announcements at Build, including Project Volterra, a new device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon, which is Arm based. 

Microsoft says that using Project Volterra, you will be able to explore many AI scenarios via the new Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for Windows toolkit, which was announced by Qualcomm at the same time.



The Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for Windows o Snapdragon can be used by developers to run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite and Pytorch on Windows on Snapdragon platforms. It provides tools for model conversion and execution as well as APIs for targeting the core. The SDK supports convolutional neural networks and custom layers.

Microsoft says the next preview of Visual Studio, including Arm support, will be available in the next few weeks.


More Information

Visual Studio Website

Related Articles

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 Targets Productivity

Visual Studio 2022 Will Be 64-bit

Microsoft Aims For Better Visual Studio Extensions  

Visual Studio Preview 2 Revamps Git Functionality

Visual Studio To Get Git

GitHub for Windows

Git and GitHub top in popularity stakes

Visual Studio Roadmap Promises Better Debugger  

Visual Studio 2019 Now Available

Visual Studio 2019 Preview Integrates Live Share



To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.


Microsoft Launches SharePoint Embedded

Microsoft has launched SharePoint Embedded, a new API-only cloud-based file and document management system that can be used by app developers to make use of the Microsoft 365 file and document storage [ ... ]

Kaggle Contest To Detect Chatbot Essays

As LLMs like ChatGPT rapidly improve their ability to generate text similar to human-written content, educators have very real concerns about how to distinguish between students own work and that [ ... ]

More News




or email your comment to: