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Full-featured IDE to code, debug, test, and deploy to any platform. Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future with the best-in-class IDE.

Develop with the entire toolset from initial design to final deployment.


  • Improved IntelliSense performance for C++ files
  • Local development with many common emulators
  • Simplified test access in Solution Explorer
  • Git management and repo creation in the IDE
  • Kubernetes support now included in Microsoft Azure workload


  • Stay up to date & in the know
  • Code more efficiently with built-in and downloaded features
  • Collaborate seamlessly without leaving the editor

Write code with fewer errors

Type variables quickly and accurately, using IntelliSense code suggestions if you get stuck. Maintain speed no matter the complexity as you navigate to any file, type, member, or symbol declaration you need. Make quick improvements to your code using light bulbs that suggest actions such as renaming a function or adding a parameter.

  • One-click code cleanup. Resolve warnings and suggestions with the click of a button
  • Visual Studio IntelliCode. Get AI-assisted recommendations that learn from the community
  • Visual Studio Live Share. Share code using real-time collaborative development

What's New:

The Visual Studio 16.11 minor update is now available!

Version 16.11 is the last minor update for Visual Studio 2019, and version 16.11 has been designated as the "service pack". To remain under support for Visual Studio 2019, update to the Release Channel version of 16.11 by December 2021.

The Visual Studio 2019 Preview Channel now contains the same functionality as the Visual Studio 16.11 Release Channel. However, the Preview does not provide go-live rights. To continue using Visual Studio 2019, we recommend you install Visual Studio 16.11.