Visual Studio Community
A free, fully-featured, and extensible IDE for creating modern applications for Windows, Android, and iOS,
as well as web applications and cloud services.
Visual Studio Community is free for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams. Learn more
Everything you need all in one place
Build apps for any platform
Designers, editors, debuggers, profilers, in one single tool
Access to thousands of extensions
Now with Xamarin
Deliver great mobile apps
Visual Studio Community now integrates Xamarin features that complete the out-of-the-box mobile application development experience for Android, iOS and Windows. Share code across devices while delivering apps with native performance and look & feel.
Powerful coding tools
Write code, navigate, and fix issues
Code with confidence in your language, find and fix code issues quickly, and refactor with ease.
Debug, profile, and diagnose
Debug cross language locally or remotely. Diagnose performance issues without leaving the debugger workflow.
Windows Desktop, Universal Windows Platform, iOS, and Android
Tools for Apache Cordova, Xamarin, and Unity available for download to enable code, debug, test, share, and reuse for more platforms.
Create and deploy modern web applications
Use the language of your choice
Host code anywhere
Manage your source code in Git repos hosted by any provider, including GitHub. Or use Visual Studio Team Services to manage code alongside bugs and work items for your whole project.
Access to free tools and resources
When you sign into Visual Studio Community, you get access to a broad set of free developer tools, selected Xamarin University courses on-demand, Pluralsight training, Azure credits, and more as part of Visual Studio Dev Essentials.
Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.
An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
For all other usage scenarios:
In non-enterprise organizations, up to five users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or >$1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.
For more information, see the Visual Studio Community license terms.
What are Visual Studio Team Services?
Cloud services for development teams to collaborate and manage software projects.