The Visual Studio team has recently announced the released of an updated version of GitHub Copilot for Visual Studio, a tool that uses OpenAI Codex to suggest code and entire functions in real-time. Trained on billions of lines of public code, Copilot turns natural language prompts, including comments and method names, into coding suggestions across dozens of languages.

With the new release, Copilot for Visual Studio 2022 includes a lot of fixes, tweaks, and other improvements. The update also enhances the collaboration experience for developers as Copilot acts as a pair-programmer, making coding more enjoyable and productive.

Copilot is complemented by the built-in AI in Visual Studio 2022 called IntelliCode. Both IntelliCode and Copilot use the same underlying AI/ML technology and APIs, and they work together to elevate coding to the next level.

To get started with GitHub Copilot, make sure you are on version 17.4 or later of Visual Studio 2022. Then check out this step-by-step guide.

See GitHub Copilot for Visual Studio in action in this video.