The 64-bit integrated development environment (IDE) designed for creating powerful and scalable applications for Azure.
The IDE designed for cloud solutions
Develop, debug, and monitor cloud applications locally, and deploy them to production using powerful integration tools. Use the range of Visual Studio features and capabilities to quickly and efficiently create highly secure applications optimized for the cloud.
Take advantage of your full dev box with a 64-bit Visual Studio that easily scales to large and complex solutions
Build, run, and debug cloud apps directly from the IDE with local emulators and integration tools
Deploy to Azure and manage Azure dependencies without leaving the IDE
Identify and fix unhandled exceptions that occur in production more easily with snapshot debugging
Develop cloud applications locally
Deploy to Azure and manage Azure dependencies with ease
Easily fix issues in production
Streamline source control and automate workflows
Take advantage of the code hosting, developer community, and collaboration tools available on GitHub. Create and publish repositories and manage pull requests on GitHub, and review source code right inside Visual Studio. Set up GitHub Actions continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows from within Visual Studio in just a few clicks.
Drive insightful monitoring and diagnostics
Find and solve performance issues and bugs in production with Azure Monitor in Visual Studio. Identify dependency failures and troubleshoot slow performance directly inside your IDE using CodeLens hints.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Choose the subscription that’s right for you:
- Access developer tools, cloud services, software, support, and training—a complete package for building your next great app for any platform.
- Start with the free Visual Studio Community edition and, from there, see how your teams would benefit from a Visual Studio Professional or Visual Studio Enterprise subscription.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
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Samples and tutorials
Access a broad collection of samples and tutorials for all levels of developers.
Create apps with Azure
Access the open-source tools and features you need to create and deploy modern web applications to Azure.
Azure for .NET developers
.NET and Visual Studio work better together with Azure. Build and deploy .NET and .NET Core applications to Azure.
Mobile apps and games
Create cloud-connected, cross-platform mobile applications and games for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS with Xamarin, .NET, and Unity.
Frequently asked questions about Visual Studio
The Visual Studio Installer helps you select the right workloads and languages and install the tools, packages, and SDKs needed for your selections. See a pre-installation checklist.
See the minimum system requirements—including operating systems, hardware, and supported languages—for the Visual Studio 2019 family of products.