Visual Studio Introduction

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Remarks[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It enables the developer to work project orientated with various types of projects, including Windows Forms, Console Applications, Office Plug-Ins, and Windows Universal Apps.

The IDE supports various programming languages, the most common being Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual F#, and Visual C++.

There are several editions of Visual Studio: Community (free), Express (free), Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate (However, not all are available for all versions).

Versions[edit | edit source]

Version Codename Version number Supported .NET

Framework versions

Date
97 Boston 5.0 N/A 1997-02-01
6.0 Aspen 6.0 N/A 1998-06-01
.NET 2002 Rainier 7.0 1.0 2002-02-13
.NET 2003 Everett 7.1 1.1 2003-04-24
2005 Whidbey 8.0 2.0, 3.0 2005-11-07
2008 Orcas 9.0 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 2007-11-19
2010 Dev10/Rosario 10.0 2.0 - 4.0 2010-04-12
2012 Dev11 11.0 2.0 - 4.5.2 2012-09-12
2013 Dev12 12.0 2.0 - 4.5.2 2013-10-17
2013.1 (Update 1) 2014-01-20
2013.2 (Update 2) 2014-05-12
2013.3 (Update 3) 2014-08-04
2013.4 (Update 4) 2014-11-12
2013.5 (Update 5) 2015-07-20
2015 Dev14 14.0 2.0 - 4.6 2015-07-20
2015.1 (Update 1) 2015-11-30
2015.2 (Update 2) 2016-03-30
2015.3 (Update 3) 2016-06-27
"15" Preview Dev15 15.0 2.0 - 4.6.2; Core 1.0 2016-03-30
"15" Preview 2 2016-05-10
"15" Preview 3 2016-07-07
"15" Preview 4 2016-08-22
"15" Preview 5 2016-10-05
2017 Dev15 15.0 - 15.2 3.5 - 4.7; Core 1.0 - 1.1 2017-03-07

Installation or Setup[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio can be downloaded and installed for free in Comunity edition from the Microsoft site and can be also found in different versions. Just click on the Download button and run the executable, then follow the instructions.

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