Develop for WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET, Universal Windows Platform, Win32, Android, iOS, and many more platforms all from one IDE with everything you need.
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With faster project load times and performance improvements, you can get to working faster with your favorite languages such as C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, F#, Python, and more.
Code editing, navigation, and debugging are made easier with features like XAML Edit & Continue, improved IntelliSense, enhanced code refactoring, live code analysis, and the ability to open any folder without needing projects or solutions.
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Create apps and games for Windows using powerful new platform features like UI analysis and debugging, Windows 10 mobile emulators, DirectX graphics tools.
Access to thousands of extensions that Express lacks, such as Resharper, Visual Assist, and Web Essentials.
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