How to Activate Your Visual Studio for Mac License2023-01-11T13:44:36-08:00

How to activate your Visual Studio for Mac License


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How to sign in to Visual Studio for Mac

When you download Visual Studio for Mac, you’ll always get the Community edition by default.

Step 1

Under Visual Studio in the menu bar,
choose the “Sign in” option

Step 2

Enter your Microsoft Credentials
or create an account

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