After Visual Studio 2017 was released I wanted to try to create simple console project with new C# 7 features. I expected that I simply download new Visual Studio 2017, then create new console project and can use new C# 7 features. But I can't.
I can use some features, like Tuples if I install NuGet package System.ValueTuple.
But for other features, I don't know what I need to do. For example this NuGet issue.
Do I need to do all this dirty install now? Or I can enable c# 7 features in a more simple way?
For arbitrary task-like types you linked to in the 2nd part of your question you need to include the
The reason you need these NuGet packages is because the new language features rely on new types added to the .NET framework. The new types that the C# language features depend on will not be "built in to the framework" until the next minor version released after 4.6.2 to not break SemVer1. So unless you are building a project using that next version of the framework you will need to use the NuGet packages to get the features to work.
This is no different than getting extension methods to work in a .NET 2.0 project. You can use extension methods but you need to use a NuGet package (or add the code yourself) to get the types it relies on to be added to your project.
1: So 4.7 or 5.0, whatever they decide to call it, if there is a 4.6.3 it will not be in that version because that is not a minor release version bump, that is a patch version bump and you can't make API changes in a patch version bump without violating Semantic Versioning.
Any project that targets .NET 4.7 can use C# 7 tuples without adding a Nuget package. You'll have to install it manually:
Visual Studio Installerand click Modify. Go to "Individual components" and check the following two components:
It doesn't work out-of-the-box on Windows 10 Creator's Update because Microsoft omitted the .NET 4.7 components from the ".NET desktop environment" workload. I filed a bug, but they closed it as Not a Bug:
Vs2017 update 3 can support c#7.1 but it's configured by default to support c#7.0.
You can modify the setting of your project and select c# 7.1
for more details how to configure vs2017.3 to support last version of c#7.1