Visual Studio Community 2022 – Free IDE and Developer Tools2023-01-12T09:27:41-08:00

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.

Everything you need all in one place

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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.

Cloud-connected

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

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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Debug, profile, and diagnose

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

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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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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

Collaborate on code with Git

Use Git as the default source control experience in Visual Studio right out of the box. From the new Git menu, you can create or clone repositories from GitHub or Azure DevOps. Use the integrated Git tool windows to commit and push changes to your code, manage branches, sync with your remote repositories, and resolve merge conflicts.

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.

Usage

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

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.

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