Visual Studio: IDE and Code Editor for Software Developers and Teams
Visual Studio: IDE and Code Editor for Software Developers and Teams2021-11-29T09:00:19-08:00

It’s how you make software

What do you want to [code, build, debug, deploy, collaborate on, analyze, learn] today?

Visual Studio can do that.

Meet the Visual Studio family

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Visual Studio

Version 17.0

The best comprehensive IDE for .NET and C++ developers on Windows. Fully packed with a sweet array of tools and features to elevate and enhance every stage of software development.

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Visual Studio for Mac

Apple LogoVersion 8.10

A comprehensive IDE for .NET developers that’s native to macOS. Includes top-notch support for web, cloud, and game development —plus ridiculously good tools for making cross-platform mobile apps.

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Visual Studio Code

Apple LogoVersion 1.62

A standalone source code editor that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The top pick for Java and web developers, with tons of extensions to support just about any programming language.

By using Visual Studio Code you agree to its license & privacy statement

Still not sure which tool is best for you? We can help

Developer machine OS

Languages, platforms, and workflows

Visual Studio Code for Windows

Lightweight yet powerful source code editor with tons of extensions for many languages and runtimes.

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Highlights

  • Free code editor
  • Built on open source and runs everywhere
  • Hundreds of programming languages supported

Visual Studio Code for Mac

Download Visual Studio Code

Highlights

  • Free code editor
  • Built on open source and runs everywhere
  • Hundreds of programming languages supported

Visual Studio for Mac

A complete array of development tools and features in native macOS experience for every stage of your software development.

Download Visual Studio for Mac

Highlights

  • Free for individual use
  • Develop apps and games for iOS, Android, and web using .NET
  • Experience a fast and fluid, modern .NET IDE hand-tailored for the Mac

Visual Studio Code for Linux

Highlights

  • Free code editor
  • Built on open source. Runs everywhere
  • Hundreds of programming languages supported

Visual Studio for Windows

A complete array of development tools and features in one place to elevate and enhance every stage of your software development.
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Highlights

Visual Studio 2022

Faster and more reliable 64-bit IDE. Comes with .NET 6 including support for MAUI, Blazor apps, and Hot reload. Enhanced IntelliCode completions. Latest toolchain to target C++20.

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Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview

Experience a fast and fluid, modern .NET IDE hand-tailored for the Mac, with updated menus and terminology.

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How the Forza Horizon 4 team got a massive speed boost from Visual Studio

Visual Studio Subscriptions

Get more from Visual Studio with a subscription! Get access to platforms like Azure, training, and more for your team. 

  • Latest and past versions of Visual Studio 
  • Discounts on Azure services when used for dev/test purposes 
  • DevOps services to support your development workflow 
  • Monthly Azure credits to learn, experiment, and prototype 
  • Access Microsoft’s entire catalog of software for dev/test use 
  • Training resources like Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning 
  • Technical support incidents for your dev/test issues

Make it your own

Configure and theme just like you would expect from any modern development tool. Whether you choose one of the default themes already installed or explore new themes from the Visual Studio Marketplace, you have the freedom to make your editor or IDE truly yours.

Take it further with extensions

Extensions are add-ons that customize and enhance Visual Studio, including extra settings, features, or uses for existing tools. With thousands of extensions on the marketplace, you’ve got options galore to increase your productivity and cater to your workflow.

A product family that’s earned your trust

Millions of developers from teams and organizations of all sizes rely on Visual Studio products to make their software.

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