Visual Studio

Visual Studio (not to be confused with Visual Studio Code) is a rich, integrated development environment (IDE) for creating applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Runs on your desktop
  • It is available only for Windows
  • Rich, full featured
  • Build any kind of application (Windows, web, Android, iOS)
  • Any language (C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, and more)
  • Intellisense-enabled
  • Debugger integrated
  • Control version enabled (any source control provider)
  • Fully extensible (new features, editors, languages, etc.)
  • Not open source
  • Free for individuals (Visual Studio Community edition), paid for companies (Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise editions)


Documentation, articles, videos, books, blogs, etc. about Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server.