Visual Studio Express

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If you like Express, you’ll love Visual Studio Community 2013. With all the features of Express, plus tools for multi-device apps across Windows, Android, and iOS devices, and access to thousands of extensions in a single IDE, Visual Studio Community 2013 is the perfect developer tool for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams.

Platforms

Express 2013 for Web

Visual Studio Express for Web has the tools to create standards-based, responsive websites, web APIs, or real-time online experiences using ASP.NET. Publish your web application directly to Windows Azure from the IDE. Create web services consumed by connected devices.

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System Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Hardware requirements

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional requirements

  • This version of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or higher. If Internet Explorer 10 is not installed on your computer, some features might not work as expected.
  • On Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
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Express 2013 for Windows

You can use the tools in Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows to create innovative and compelling Windows Phone and Windows Store apps on Windows 8.1. The tools include a full-featured code editor, a powerful debugger, a focused profiler, and rich language support that you can use to build apps that you write in HTML5/JavaScript, C++, C#, or Visual Basic. Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows also includes tools for Windows Phone 8.0 development, a device simulator that you can use to test Windows Store apps on multiple kinds of devices, and Windows Phone emulators that you can use to test how your Windows Phone apps will run on different devices.

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System Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)

Hardware requirements

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 11 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional requirements

  • KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
  • For Windows Phone development:
    • Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 (x64) or higher
    • Windows Phone 8.1 development requires Windows 8.1 (x86) or higher
    • For the Windows Phone emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    If your computer meets the operating system requirements but does not meet the hardware requirements for the Windows Phone Emulators, the Windows Phone development tools will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 Emulators will not function and you must use a device to deploy or test Windows Phone apps.
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Express 2013 for Windows Desktop

Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop lets you take full advantage of Windows with XAML designers, a productive IDE, and a variety of programming languages including C#, Visual Basic, and C++. Choose between Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Win32, to target the Windows desktop with the right technology for your application and your skills.

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System Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Hardware requirements

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

Additional requirements

  • This version of Visual Studio works best with Internet Explorer 10 or higher. If Internet Explorer 10 is not installed on your computer, some features might not work as expected.
  • On Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
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Team Foundation Server 2013 Express

Collaborate, manage your repositories and automate build processes. Your team might be small and just getting started, but with Team Foundation Server Express, even the smallest team can go big. Up to five developers can access powerful application lifecycle management tools, collaborating and controlling the rise of your application, just like in any large organization.

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System Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (x64)

Optional components

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1

Hardware requirements

  • 2.2 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space
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Additional information

Visual Studio 2010 Express

Visual Studio Express 2013 is the current version of free developer tools, which are defined by the platforms they target. Each includes Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic. Visual Studio 2010 Express is an earlier version of free developer tools, most of which are defined by the one programming language each supports.

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Commercial use of Visual Studio Express

Visual Studio Express products are available at no charge and may be used for commercial, production usage subject to the license terms provided with each product. For example, you can use Express for Windows to create apps that you can then submit for sale in the Windows Store.

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