Deprecation of SonarLint with Visual Studio 2019

Hello community,

We are deprecating the support of Visual Studio 2019 with SonarLint.

This will be effective from version 8.0, which means that v7.8 will be the last one supported on VS 2019.

Why the deprecation

Visual Studio 2019 has been released on April 2nd, 2019. Microsoft’s policy is to have 5 years of mainstream support for the products and an additional 5 years of extended support. Extended support only includes security updates and no new features or bug fixes will be implemented. The Microsoft support of VS 2019 will officially end on April 9th, 2024.

On our side, we are performing internal changes to SonarLint in order to extract the computing process for it to be run alongside the IDE in the background. It will be effective from the SonarLint v8.0 for Visual Studio. We decided to not include those changes in VS 2019 to focus our efforts on the 2022 version.

What you can expect

We will maintain SonarLint on Visual Studio 2019 for 6 months and fix potential critical bugs but no new features will be implemented. We will drop the version afterward.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!


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