Visual Studio doesn't need to be installed. MSBuild is part of the .net SDK. Other .net dependencies will need to be installed though, if you are using them. MSTest, or anything that is part of Team foundation will require Visual Studio installed.How do I update the Visual Studio installer?
Update by using the Visual Studio Installer Open the installer. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you have installed. If an update is available, you see an Update button.How do I update Microsoft Visual Studio?
You can check for an update and then install the update from the menu bar in Visual Studio. Save your work. Choose Help > Check for Updates. When the Update dialog box opens, choose Update Now. The update proceeds as described in the previous section, and then Visual Studio restarts after the update completes successfully.What does a .exclude file do in Visual Studio?
Folders or files can be excludes from search in Visual Studio Code. It helps with performance . To add folder and files for excluding in search Go to File -> Preferences -> Settings (or on Mac Code -> Preferences -> Settings) If you choose File -> Preferences -> Settings -> User, then you configure the exclude folders globally for the current user.