Take advantage of a rich development toolbox and a user-friendly, familiar integrated development environment to create impressive cross-platform apps
What's new in Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2022.17.0 Preview 7:Fixed a Visual Studio crash while using 'Menu' controls in Windows Forms .NET Framework designer. Updated Xamarin.Forms Project Templates to include the latest released versions of Xamarin.Forms (5.0 SR6) and Xamarin.Essentials (1.7.0) Setting C++ Project to use v142 toolset now works properly. Fixed Hot Restart deployment error with iOS 15.
Microsoft Visual Studio Community enables individual developers, researchers, the academic environment and open-source contributors to benefit from the comprehensive development package that the Professional edition of Visual Studio has to offer, at no cost. It actually is an enhanced edition of Visual Studio Express, providing programmers with a complete set of tools for cross-platform development.
Extend functionality with Visual Studio plugins
Unlike the Express version, Microsoft Visual Studio Community features plugin support, offering programmers access to thousands of extensions in the Visual Studio Gallery.
With an advanced source code designer and editor and integrated profiling and debugging tools, Microsoft Visual Studio Community bundles everything one needs to create innovative and fully functional applications for Windows (including modern Store apps), web and mobile platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Create, debug and compile apps for any platform
It features Azure SDK integration, allowing you to upload your projects to Azure and analyze their performance and efficiency using the Application Insights service. Furthermore, it seamlessly connects to Visual Studio Online, allowing team collaboration and fast feedback.
The integrated Blend visual tool can help programmers design appealing, yet user-friendly interfaces for their apps, while the generous development toolset (emulators, debuggers, simulators) combined with the advanced code editor (with IntelliSense, code completion, syntax highlighting, code inspection and so on) can be used to create powerful apps for all platforms.
Professional-grade development environment
Microsoft Visual Studio Community is a full-featured edition of Visual Studio, whose functionality can be extended using plugins in the official gallery, so as to ease the development process.
Thanks to the intuitive IDE, the available code examples and tutorials, programmers can take advantage of the latest web technologies to build great-looking and functional cross-platform apps in a familiar working environment.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSIONCannot be used in an enterprise environment Missing features: Live Dependency Validation Architectural Layer Diagrams Architecture Validation Code Clone CodeLens IntelliTrace Code Map Debugger Integration .NET Memory Dump Analysis Advanced testing tools (unit tests only) Embedded Assemblies Xamarin Inspection Xamarin Profiler Remoted iOS Simulator for Windows SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS1.8 GHz or faster processor. Dual-core or better recommended 2 GB of RAM; 4 GB of RAM recommended (2.5 GB minimum if running on a virtual machine) Hard disk space: 1GB to 40GB, depending on features installed Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of 720p (1280 by 720); Visual Studio will work best at a resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768) or higher .NET Framework 4.6.1 Internet Explorer 11 or Edge is required for internet-related scenarios