Steve Fenton

GitHub Copilot is coming to Visual Studio

Although you have to join a waitlist, there is a technical preview of GitHub Copilot integrated as a Visual Studio extension.

Copilot is an AI pair programming tool that suggests code based on a colossal training set of open source code. It can suggest line completions and entire functions as you type, and it seems to be able to contribute about 40% of your code, which will speed you up.

You can also navigate the suggestions using CTRL + ALT + ] for the next suggestion, or CTRL + ALT + [ for the previous one – so you can see what other ideas your robot helper has.

Copilot example

You can read the official announcement on GitHub.

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