Visual Studio for Mac
The macOS integrated developer environment (IDE) designed for creating powerful, scalable .NET applications for Azure
Designed for cloud solutions
Develop and deploy .NET cloud applications to production using powerful integration tools. Visual Studio for Mac features and capabilities let you quickly and efficiently create highly secure applications optimised for the cloud.
Deep integration with Azure DevOps and GitHub to enhance productivity
Advanced debugging to help you quickly find and fix bugs across languages
Full support for .NET Core to create highly performant and scalable web apps that run on any platform
Serverless compute power to build event-driven solutions with .NET and Azure Functions
Reimagine developer productivity
Work with Git repositories directly in the macOS IDE, thanks to deep integration with source control. Edit your .NET projects using a powerful code editor with support for advanced refactoring and IntelliSense. Work across teams and operating systems and collaborate with other .NET developers.
Create highly performant and scalable web apps
Develop cloud applications locally
Work without signing in to Azure by using local emulators and tools. Then easily target your applications to the cloud when you’re ready to deploy. Run and debug serverless applications with .NET Azure Functions to respond to events in production—locally, in real time.
Keep your apps running smoothly with built-in tools
Readily identify and fix bugs and performance issues in your cloud apps using a powerful debugger. Use Visual Studio for Mac Profiler to analyse memory leaks and stack calls and Roslyn for real-time code analysis.
Go serverless with Azure Functions
Create scalable, event-driven solutions with .NET and Azure Functions. Edit, build and run Functions on your local development computer and debug Functions that have bindings to live Azure services. Easily push your Azure Functions project directly to the cloud using the IDE.
Use containers at your fingertips
Build microservices with Docker containers or simply containerise your .NET Core app with integrated Docker support. Quickly create and add a Dockerfile directly in the macOS IDE using the Solution Pad context menu. Build and debug your containerised apps with the full support of your IDE.
Build on industry-leading Azure security
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Visual Studio for Mac pricing
Access developer tools, cloud services, software, support and training—the complete package for building your next great app for any platform.
Start free with the Visual Studio for Mac Community edition. Upgrade to Professional or Enterprise editions for enhanced subscription benefits for your teams.
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Frequently asked questions about Visual Studio for Mac
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By default, all applications on a Mac, including Visual Studio for Mac, are single-instance apps. If the application you want to use is already open, selecting the associated icon again opens the running instance rather than a new one. If you need additional instances of the application, prompt the system to open them for you.
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