Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017

A free, fully-featured, and updated alternative to Express available to students and teachers, hobbyists, open source contributors, and explorers looking to develop apps across many different platforms.
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All the features you love about Visual Studio Express, and so much more!

Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017 today!

1. Download and start the Visual Studio Installer

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2. Choose which version of Express are you looking for

3. Create desktop apps for Windows like WPF, WinForms, and Win32 console.

 

To get Express for Desktop functionality in Visual Studio 2017, you will need to select the following workloads in the installer:

 

 

3. Tap into modern web development building ASP.NET, Node.js, and more.

 

To get Express for Web functionality in Visual Studio 2017, you will need to select the following workload in the installer:

 

3. Develop Universal Windows Platform apps to target a wide range of devices.

 

 To get Express for Windows 10 functionality in Visual Studio 2017, you will need to select the following workload in the installer:

 

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