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Visual Studio 2019

Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future with the best-in-class IDE.

Develop with the entire toolset from initial design to final deployment

What’s new
Preview Visual Studio

Develop with the entire toolset from initial design to final deployment

  • Improved IntelliSense performance for C++ files
  • Local development with many common emulators
  • Simplified test access in Solution Explorer
  • Git management and repo creation in the IDE
  • Kubernetes support now included in Microsoft Azure workload
What’s new
Preview Visual Studio

Write code with fewer errors

Type variables quickly and accurately, using IntelliSense code suggestions if you get stuck. Maintain speed no matter the complexity as you navigate to any file, type, member, or symbol declaration you need. Make quick improvements to your code using light bulbs that suggest actions such as renaming a function or adding a parameter.

All develop features

Learn more about your code

CodeLens helps you easily find important insight such as what changes have been made to your code, the impact of those changes, and whether your method has been unit tested. See references, authors, tests, commit history, and other essential information at a glance.

All analyze features

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Quickly find and fix your bugs

Visual Studio lets you pause code execution the moment you want to inspect a bug, using the breakpoint and method you need. If you’ve taken one step too far or encountered an unexpected change, you can step back to any specific line of code–no need to restart your session or recreate your state.

All debug features

Work efficiently

Easily navigate and organize your test suite so you can analyze how much code you’re testing and see results instantly. Immediately know the impact of every change you make, letting advanced features test code as you type. Fix errors as soon as they happen and see if new changes are covered by existing tests.

All test features

Share more than screens

Lead your team with quick and natural collaboration using Live Share to edit and debug together in real time, no matter the language or platform. Personalize your session with access controls and custom editor settings that enforce consistent coding styles for everyone.

All collaboration features

Build for the cloud

Get up and running quickly using templates for common application types and local Azure emulators–no need for an Azure account. You can also provision application dependencies such as Azure SQL databases and Azure Storage accounts without leaving Visual Studio. Quickly diagnose any issues using Visual Studio’s remote debugger, which attaches directly to your application.

All deployment features

Visual Studio workloads

Install only the tool and component bundles you need for development in Visual Studio

Web & cloud

ASP.NET & web development

Build web applications using ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET (.NET Framework), HTML/JavaScript, and Containers including Docker support

Description

Maximize your productivity developing .NET web applications using ASP.NET Core, standards-based technologies like HTML, and JavaScript.

Development applications

Website using Razor Pages in ASP.NET Core
Web API with ASP.NET Core MVC
Real-time web apps with ASP.NET Core SignalR

Components

– .NET Framework 4.x development tools
– .NET Core 2.1 development tools
– ASP.NET and web development tools
– .NET profiling tools
– Container development tools
– Cloud tools for web development
– IntelliSense, code navigation, and refactoring for C#, Visual Basic, and F#

Learn more about ASP.NET & web development

Azure

Azure SDKs, tools, and projects for developing cloud apps, creating resources, and building Containers including Docker support

Description

Easily build, test, deploy, and manage scalable apps and services on the Microsoft cloud. Install to view resources in Cloud Explorer, create resources using Azure Manage tools, build applications for Azure Web and Cloud Services, and perform big data operations using Azure Datalake tools.

Development applications

Publish an ASP.NET Core app to Azure in the IDE
Test performance of a cloud service
Debug a published Azure cloud service

Components

– Azure development prerequisites
– .NET Framework 4.x development tools
– .NET Core 2.1 development tools
– ASP.NET and web development tools
– Container development tools

Learn more about Azure

Python

Editing, debugging, interactive development, and source control for Python

Description

Support for building Python web applications using familiar frameworks including Django and Flask, and Data Science applications with built-in Conda and IPython support.

Development applications

– Python applications
Django web apps
Flask web apps

Components

– Support for CPython, virtualenv, venv, and conda environments
– Rich editing, IntelliSense, and code comprehension
– Interactive (REPL) environment window
– Support for Python in open folder workspaces
– Project and item templates to simplify new project creating process
– Profiling and unit testing tools
– Manage Conda environments using Miniconda
– Live Share

Learn more about Python

Node.js development

Build fast and scalable applications using Node.js, a server-side JavaScript runtime environment

Description

Easily build Node.js applications using web frameworks like Express and front-end frameworks like React.

Development applications

Node.js app with Express
Node.js app with React
Publish Node.js app to Azure cloud

Components

– Project templates
– IntelliCode
– npm integration
– Interactive (REPL) environment window
– Local and remote advanced debugging
– Profiling tools to track performance
– Unit testing support
TypeScript integration

Learn more about Node.js

Windows

.NET desktop development

Build WPF, Windows Forms, and console applications using C#, Visual Basic, and F#

Description

Create Windows-based applications by using Windows Presentation Foundation or by using Windows Forms. Also create web applications using the .NET Framework, and client applications for computers or devices that you make available through the Microsoft Store.

Development applications

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Windows Forms

Components

– .NET desktop development tools
– .NET Framework 4.x development tools
– .NET profiling tools
– C# and Visual Basic language support
– Entity Framework 6 tools
IntelliTrace
Just-In-Time debugger
Live Unit Testing
Live Share

Learn more about .NET desktop development

Desktop development with C++

Build modern C++ apps for Windows using the tools of your choice, including MSVC, Clang, CMake, or MS Build

Description

C++ desktop apps run in a console or in a window. Take advantage of the powerful MSVC compiler and libraries toolset or bring your own build tools to do the job.

Development applications

Traditional Windows Desktop applications using C++
– Windows console applications using C++

Components

MSVC x64/x86 build tools
– Visual C++ core desktop features
C++ profiling tools
Windows 10 SDK
C++ CMake tools for Windows
Test adapter for Google Test
Test adapter for Boost.Test
IntelliTrace
Just-In-Time debugger
Live Share

Learn more about Desktop development with C++

UWP development

Create applications for the Universal Windows Platform with C#, VB, or optionally C++

Description

Build applications that target Windows Desktop, Xbox, HoloLens, SurfaceHub, and even Windows 10 IoT.

Development applications

– Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

Components

– Blend for Visual Studio
– .NET Native and .NET Standard
– NuGet package manager
– Universal Windows Platform tools
– Windows 10 SDK

Learn more about UWP development

Mobile & gaming

Mobile development with .NET

Build cross-platform applications for iOS, Android, or Windows using Xamarin

Description

Build fully-native iOS, Android, and Universal Windows Platform apps using C# and XAML. Xamarin gives you full access to platform APIs and features using a single language and allows you to have a shared codebase with other .NET platforms.

Development applications

Build cross-platform apps using Xamarin.Forms
Access native features with the Xamarin.Essentials API

Components

– Xamarin
– .NET Framework4.x development tools
– C# and Visual Basic language support
– Android SDK setup

Learn more about Mobile development with .NET

Mobile development with C++

Build cross-platform C++ apps for iOS or Android

Development applications

Android Native App
Import an XCode Project
OpenGL ES application on Android and iOS

Components

– Visual Studio C++ core features
– Android SDK setup
– Android NDK
– Apache Ant
– C++ Android development tools

Learn more about Mobile development with C++

Game development with Unity

Create 2D and 3D games with Unity, a powerful cross-platform development environment

Description

Create games and interactive content and publish to 21 platforms, including all mobile platforms, WebGL, Mac, PC and Linux desktop, web or consoles.

Development applications

Develop Unity games with a premium debugging experience

Components

Visual Studio Tools for Unity
– C# and Visual Basic

Learn more about Game development with Unity

Game development with C++

Use the full power of C++ to build professional games powered by DirectX, Unreal, or Cocos2d

Description

Use the full power of C++ to build professional games for Windows, Xbox, and other consoles powered by DirectX, Unreal Engine, or Cocos2d.

Development applications

Xbox live apps
– UWP apps on HoloLens
– Marble Maze

Components

MSVC x64/x86 build tools
– Visual Studio C++ core features
– Windows Universal C Runtime
– C++ profiling tools
– Windows 10 SDK
IntelliTrace

Learn more about Game development with C++

Other toolsets

Data storage & processing

Connect, develop, and test data solutions using SQL Server, Azure Data Lake, Hadoop, or Azure ML

Description

The Data workload enables you to develop across a wide range of relational and big data assets. It provides you the tools to develop queries against databases, data warehouses and data lakes, whether on-premises or in Azure. It provides support for SQL, U-SQL, and Hive.

Development applications

– Use SQL Server Data Tools to design, deploy, and mantain databases
– Develop U-SQL scripts by using Azure Data Lake Tools
Run Hive queries with Hadoop on Azure HDInsight

Components

– SQL Server Data Tools
– Azure Data Lake and Stream Analytics Tools
– .NET Framework 4.x development tools

Learn more about Data storage & processing

Data science & analytical applications

Languages and tooling for creating data science applications, including Python and F#

Description

Use R and Python for wide range of scenarios such as data acquisition, cleaning, model training, deployment, and plotting. Use F#, a powerful functional-first .NET language, for a wide variety of data processing tasks.

Development applications

Create visual data plots with R
Work with the R interactive (REPL) window
Create machine learning models using R and Microsoft ML Server

Components

R and Microsoft R Client language support & runtime distributions
Python and Anaconda language support & runtime distributions
F# with the .NET framework language support & runtime distributions

Learn more about Data science & analytical applications

Visual Studio extension development

Create add-ons and extensions for Visual Studio, including new commands, code analyzers, and tool windows

Description

Add the SDKs and tools you need to create new commands, code analyzers, tool windows, and language services using C#. Then, share your extension with the community in the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Development applications

Extensions for Visual Studio IDE
Software development kit development

Components

Visual Studio SDK
– Visual Studio extension development prerequisites
– .NET profiling tools
IntelliTrace

Learn more about Visual Studio extension development

Office/SharePoint

Create Office and SharePoint add-ins, SharePoint solutions, and VSTO add-ins using C#, VB, and JavaScript

Description

Take advantage of various project templates to extend Office and SharePoint. Easily build, debug, and publish your add-ins and solutions from Visual Studio.

Development applications

– Office add-ins
– VSTO add-ins
– SharePoint add-ins
– SharePoint solutions

Components

– Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio
– .NET Framework 4.5 targeting pack
– .NET Framework 4.x development tools
– Developer Analytics tools

Learn more about Office/SharePoint

Linux development with C++

Create and debug applications running in a Linux environment or Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Description

Build and run code on a remote machine or Windows Subsystem for Linux and browse, edit, and debug from within Visual Studio. Use CMake to target multiple platforms from the comfort of a single IDE.

Development applications

Get Started

Components

– Visual Studio C++ core features
– Windows Universal C Runtime
– Visual C++ for Linux Development
– Visual C++ tools for CMake and Linux

Learn more about Linux development with C++

.NET Core cross-platform development

Build cross-platform applications using .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, HTML/JavaScript, and Containers including Docker support

Description

.NET Core is an open source, general-purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It’s cross-platform (supporting Windows, macOS, and Linux), and can be used to build device, cloud, and IoT applications.

Development applications

Complete .NET Core solution on Windows
Docker images for .NET Core applications
C# console application using .NET Core

Components

– .NET Core 2.x development tools
– .NET Framework 4.x development tools
– ASP.NET and web development tools prerequisites
– Cloud tools for web development
– .NET profiling tools
IntelliTrace
Live Unit Testing
Live Share Learn more about .NET Core cross-platform development

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