In a bid to make Visual Studio more appealing to mobile application developers, Microsoft has added support for debugging Java source files and for Java language for Android in the new Visual Studio release candidate (RC) update. Here's what you need to know.
In a blog on the Microsoft Developer Network, the vendor went through the new features in The Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC specifically to help Android developers be more productive when using the software suite. While support for Java files is already part of the current Visual Studio 2015, the update provides debugging capabilities along with Java language support for Android through an extension that you can download here.
The extension also provides IntelliSense and Browsing assistance for .java files in the Visual Studio code editor.
You can find detailed instructions on how these new features work over at the Microsoft Developer Network blog.