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Visual Studio Community 2019 – Free IDE and Developer Tools2020-05-04T13:32:31-07:00

Visual Studio Community

A fully-featured, extensible, free IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, Windows, as well as web applications and cloud services.

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Everything you need all in one place

Lightweight and modular installation

Craft your ideal development environment

A brand-new workload-based installer optimizes your installation to make sure you have everything you need and nothing you don’t.

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Get the most from Visual Studio 2019

  • Stay up to date & in the know
  • Code more efficiently with built-in and downloaded features
  • Collaborate seamlessly without leaving the editor

Powerful coding tools

Write code, navigate, and fix issues

Write code, navigate, and fix issues
Code with confidence in your language, find and fix code issues quickly, and refactor with ease.

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Advanced debugging

Debug, profile, and diagnose

Debug to quickly find and fix bugs. Find and diagnose performance issues with the profiling tools.

Device apps

Universal Windows Platform, iOS, and Android

Tools for Xamarin and Unity available for download to enable code, debug, test, share, and reuse for more platforms.

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Web tools

Create and deploy modern web applications

Develop for the web with ASP.NET, Node.js, Python, and JavaScript. Use with powerful web frameworks such as AngularJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, Django, and Backbone.js.

Git integration

Host code anywhere

Manage your source code in Git repos hosted by any provider, including GitHub. Or use Azure DevOps to manage code alongside bugs and work items for your whole project.

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Exciting benefits

Access to free tools and resources

When you sign into Visual Studio Community, you get access to a broad set of free developer tools, selected Xamarin University courses on-demand, Pluralsight training, Azure credits, and more as part of Visual Studio Dev Essentials.


For individuals

Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.

For organizations

An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.

For all other usage scenarios:
In non-enterprise organizations, up to five users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or >$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

For more information, see the Visual Studio Community license terms.

Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers

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