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

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



Code in C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, HTML, JavaScript, Python, and more

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.

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Now with Xamarin
Powerful coding tools

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.

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Advanced debugging

Debug, profile, and diagnose

Debug cross language locally or remotely. Diagnose performance issues without leaving the debugger workflow.

Learn more about debugging with Visual Studio

Device apps

Device apps

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.

Learn more about Universal Windows Platform development

Learn more about cross-platform mobile development

Web tools

Create and deploy modern web applications

Develop for the web with ASP.NET, Node.js, Python, and JavaScript. Use with powerful web frameworks such as AngularJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, Django, and Backbone.js.

Learn more about web development in Visual Studio

Multiple languages

Multiple languages

Use the language of your choice

Multi-language support includes C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, and more. Visual Studio guides you as you write, debug, and test code — no matter what language you choose.


Access to thousands of extensions

Customize Visual Studio by taking advantage of the tools, controls, and templates available from partners and the community, or go further and build your own extensions.

Learn more about customizing Visual Studio

Learn more about Visual Studio Gallery


Git integration

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.

Learn more about Visual Studio Team Services

Learn more about GitHub extension for Visual Studio

Exciting benefits

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.

Learn more about Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Visual Studio Dev Essentials


For individuals

Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.

For organizations

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.

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