#3729: Pre-release channels are now available for the Dart and Flutter extensions. These channels will replace the manual vsix builds for preview/beta extension releases usually distributed via GitHub. These will usually be published a few times per month prior to stable releases.
If you’d like to help test new versions of the extensions before releases, you can switch to them using the buttons on the extensions pages within VS Code. You can switch back to the Release channel at any time.
While the VS Code marketplace doesn’t support pre-release version numbers, pre-release versions will be in the format
x.ODD.YYYYMMDD format while release versions will be in the format
x.EVEN.y. Pre-release channel users will always get the latest version of the extension, which may be a release version until a subsequent pre-release version is published after each stable release.
log()function no longer output additional surrounding quotes.
pubspec.yamlwill no longer sometimes return incorrect results after modifying the file.
.dart_toolfolder is now included in VS Code’s watch exclusion list by default.
dart.updateDevToolshas been added that allows disabling auto-updates of DevTools via Pub. This applies only to older SDKs that do not ship with their own bundled version of DevTools.
These items rely on changes to the Dart/Flutter SDKs that have not yet been released to stable channels. They will show up automatically when you update your SDK in future (or if using development channels depending on the exact version).