C# and Visual Basic
Productive, multi-purpose, type-safe, object-oriented, open source
C# and Visual Basic are programming languages designed for creating a variety of applications that run on the .NET Framework. These languages are powerful, type-safe, and object-oriented. They are built on the .NET Compiler Platform “Roslyn” which provides rich code analysis APIs and it’s all open source on GitHub.
Simple, efficient, data-rich, functional-first programming
F# is an open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language that enables developers to tackle computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. F# is on GitHub, and many tools and libraries are available from the F# community.
ASP.NET web apps
Open, flexible tools you need to create and deploy modern web apps
Cloud apps in Azure
Quickly deploy mission-critical apps. Start free. Scale as you grow
Run ASP.NET web apps and .NET programs in the cloud by using Azure Websites, WebJobs, Cloud Services, and VMs. Use .NET and Visual Studio to deploy a new or existing application in seconds.
Universal Windows Platform
One Windows platform, many devices
Leverage your skills in C# and Visual Basic to take advantage of the power of Windows 10 to build the next generation of apps.
Windows 10 runs on a single, unified core across devices—mobile, desktop, Xbox, or elsewhere. Windows 10 apps you build with C# and Visual Basic run as fast as C++ with the .NET Native runtime.
WinForms and WPF
The .NET framework and Visual Studio enable you to develop data-centric, modern line of business applications (LoB) for Windows. Create visually stunning user experiences with WPF or use WinForms productive WYSIWYG designers to incorporate UI, media, and complex business models. Rapidly develop enterprise-class line of business applications with a comprehensive set of features like controls, data binding, animation, styles, templates, and more.
Cross platform mobile
Visual Studio and Xamarin
Create rich native apps using C# across iOS, Android and Windows, while maximizing code reuse. Share code across device platforms with shared projects or portable class libraries.
With 100% of the native APIs exposed, you have full access to device capabilities. Create apps with native user experiences and native performance with drag-and-drop simplicity.
Edit and debug
Be the most productive you can be
Modular, cross-platform, open source
.NET Core is a set of runtime, library and compiler components optimized for modern workloads that run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It can be installed locally with your app with only the packages you need. .NET Core runtime, libraries and compiler are all open source on GitHub and are taking contributions.
Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers
Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams
End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes