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Visual Studio Preview gives you early access to the latest features and improvements not yet available in the main release. By trying Preview, you can take advantage of new builds and updates that ship on a frequent cadence.

Welcome to Visual Studio 2019! In this version, it's easy to choose and install just the features you need. And because of its reduced minimum footprint, it installs quickly and with less system impact.

Welcome to a new way to install Visual Studio! In this version, we've made it easier for you to choose and install just the features you need. We've also reduced the minimum footprint of Visual Studio so that it installs more quickly and with less system impact than ever before.

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This topic applies to Visual Studio on Windows. For Visual Studio for Mac, see Install Visual Studio for Mac.

Want to know more about what else is new in this version? See our release notes.

Want to know more about what else is new in this version? See our release notes.

Ready to install? We'll walk you through it, step-by-step.

Step 1 - Make sure your computer is ready for Visual Studio

Before you begin installing Visual Studio:

  1. Check the system requirements. These requirements help you know whether your computer supports Visual Studio 2017.

  2. Apply the latest Windows updates. These updates ensure that your computer has both the latest security updates and the required system components for Visual Studio.

  3. Reboot. The reboot ensures that any pending installs or updates don't hinder the Visual Studio install.

  4. Free up space. Remove unneeded files and applications from your %SystemDrive% by, for example, running the Disk Cleanup app.

  1. Check the system requirements. These requirements help you know whether your computer supports Visual Studio 2019.

  2. Apply the latest Windows updates. These updates ensure that your computer has both the latest security updates and the required system components for Visual Studio.

  3. Reboot. The reboot ensures that any pending installs or updates don't hinder the Visual Studio install.

  4. Free up space. Remove unneeded files and applications from your %SystemDrive% by, for example, running the Disk Cleanup app.

For questions about running previous versions of Visual Studio side by side with Visual Studio 2017, see the Visual Studio compatibility details.

For questions about running previous versions of Visual Studio side by side with Visual Studio 2019, see the Visual Studio 2019 Platform Targeting and Compatibility page.

Step 2 - Download Visual Studio

Next, download the Visual Studio bootstrapper file.

To get a bootstrapper for Visual Studio 2017, see the Visual Studio previous versions download page for details on how to do so.

To do so, choose the following button, choose the edition of Visual Studio that you want, choose Save, and then choose Open folder.

Step 3 - Install the Visual Studio installer

Run the bootstrapper file to install the Visual Studio Installer. This new lightweight installer includes everything you need to both install and customize Visual Studio.

  1. From your Downloads folder, double-click the bootstrapper that matches or is similar to one of the following files:

    • vs_community.exe for Visual Studio Community
    • vs_professional.exe for Visual Studio Professional
    • vs_enterprise.exe for Visual Studio Enterprise

    If you receive a User Account Control notice, choose Yes.

  2. We'll ask you to acknowledge the Microsoft License Terms and the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Choose Continue.

Step 4 - Choose workloads

After the installer is installed, you can use it to customize your installation by selecting the feature sets—or workloads—that you want. Here's how.

  1. Find the workload you want in the Visual Studio Installer.

    For example, choose the '.NET desktop development' workload. It comes with the default core editor, which includes basic code editing support for over 20 languages, the ability to open and edit code from any folder without requiring a project, and integrated source code control.

  2. After you choose the workload(s) you want, choose Install.

    Next, status screens appear that show the progress of your Visual Studio installation.

  1. Find the workload you want in the Visual Studio Installer.

    For example, choose the 'ASP.NET and web development' workload. It comes with the default core editor, which includes basic code editing support for over 20 languages, the ability to open and edit code from any folder without requiring a project, and integrated source code control.

  2. After you choose the workload(s) you want, choose Install.

    Next, status screens appear that show the progress of your Visual Studio installation.

Tip

At any time after installation, you can install workloads or components that you didn't install initially. If you have Visual Studio open, go to Tools > Get Tools and Features... which opens the Visual Studio Installer. Or, open Visual Studio Installer from the Start menu. From there, you can choose the workloads or components that you wish to install. Then, choose Modify.

Step 5 - Choose individual components (Optional)

If you don't want to use the Workloads feature to customize your Visual Studio installation, or you want to add more components than a workload installs, you can do so by installing or adding individual components from the Individual components tab. Choose what you want, and then follow the prompts.

Step 6 - Install language packs (Optional)

By default, the installer program tries to match the language of the operating system when it runs for the first time. To install Visual Studio in a language of your choosing, choose the Language packs tab from the Visual Studio Installer, and then follow the prompts.

Change the installer language from the command line

Another way that you can change the default language is by running the installer from the command line. For example, you can force the installer to run in English by using the following command: vs_installer.exe --locale en-US. The installer will remember this setting when it is run the next time. The installer supports the following language tokens: zh-cn, zh-tw, cs-cz, en-us, es-es, fr-fr, de-de, it-it, ja-jp, ko-kr, pl-pl, pt-br, ru-ru, and tr-tr.

Step 7 - Select the installation location (Optional)

New in 15.7: You can now reduce the installation footprint of Visual Studio on your system drive. You can choose to move the download cache, shared components, SDKs, and tools to different drives, and keep Visual Studio on the drive that runs it the fastest.

You can reduce the installation footprint of Visual Studio on your system drive. You can choose to move the download cache, shared components, SDKs, and tools to different drives, and keep Visual Studio on the drive that runs it the fastest.

Important

You can select a different drive only when you first install Visual Studio. If you've already installed it and want to change drives, you must uninstall Visual Studio and then reinstall it.

For more information, see the Select installation locations page.

Step 8 - Start developing

  1. After Visual Studio installation is complete, choose the Launch button to get started developing with Visual Studio.

  2. Choose File, and then choose New Project.

  3. Select a project type.

    For example, to build a C++ app, choose Installed, expand Visual C++, and then choose the C++ project type that you want to build.

    To build a C# app, choose Installed, expand Visual C#, and then choose the C# project type that you want to build.

  1. After Visual Studio installation is complete, choose the Launch button to get started developing with Visual Studio.

  2. On the start window, choose Create a new project.

  3. In the search box, enter the type of app you want to create to see a list of available templates. The list of templates depends on the workload(s) that you chose during installation. To see different templates, choose different workloads.

    You can also filter your search for a specific programming language by using the Language drop-down list. You can filter by using the Platform list and the Project type list, too.

  4. Visual Studio opens your new project, and you're ready to code!

Get support

Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see Troubleshoot Visual Studio installation and upgrade issues for step-by-step guidance.

We also offer an installation chat (English only) support option for installation-related issues.

Here are a few more support options:

  • Report product issues to us via the Report a Problem tool that appears both in the Visual Studio Installer and in the Visual Studio IDE.
  • Suggest a feature, track product issues, and find answers in the Visual Studio Developer Community.
  • Use your GitHub account to talk to us and other Visual Studio developers in the Visual Studio conversation in the Gitter community.
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We encourage you to update to the most recent release of Visual Studio 2017 so that you always get the latest features, fixes, and improvements.

And if you'd like to try out our newest version, consider downloading and installing Visual Studio 2019 instead.

Important

You must log on with an account that has administrative permissions to install, update, or modify Visual Studio. For more information, see User Permissions and Visual Studio.

Note

This topic applies to Visual Studio on Windows. For Visual Studio for Mac, see Update Visual Studio for Mac.

Update Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 or later

We've streamlined the installation and update experience to make it easier to use directly from within the IDE. Here's how to update from version 15.6 and later to newer versions of Visual Studio.

Using the Notifications hub

When there's an update, there's a corresponding notification flag in Visual Studio.

  1. Save your work.

  2. Choose the notification flag to open the Notifications hub, and then choose the update that you want to install.

    Tip

    An update for an edition of Visual Studio 2017 is cumulative, so always choose to install the one with the most recent version number.

  3. When the Update dialog box opens, choose Update Now.

    If a User Access Control dialog box opens, choose Yes. Next, a 'Please wait' dialog might open for a moment, and then the Visual Studio Installer opens to start the update.

    Your update continues. Then, when it's complete, Visual Studio restarts.

    Note

    When you run Visual Studio in administrator mode, you must manually restart Visual Studio after the update.

Using the IDE

You can check for an update and then install the update from the menu bar in Visual Studio.

  1. Save your work.

  2. Choose Help > Check for Updates.

  3. When the Update dialog box opens, choose Update Now.

    The update proceeds as described in the previous section, and then Visual Studio restarts after the update completes successfully.

    Note

    When you run Visual Studio in administrator mode, you must manually restart Visual Studio after the update.

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Using the Visual Studio Installer

As in earlier versions of Visual Studio, you can use the Visual Studio Installer to install an update.

  1. Save your work.

  2. Open the installer. The Visual Studio Installer might require updating before you continue.

    Note

    On a computer running Windows 10, you can find the installer under the letter V as the Visual Studio Installer, or under the letter M as the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.

  3. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you installed previously.

  4. If an update is available, you see an Update button. (It might take a few seconds for the installer to determine whether an update is available.)

    Choose the Update button to install the updates.

Update Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 or earlier

If you're using an earlier version, here's how to apply an update from Visual Studio 2017 version 15.0 through version 15.5.

Update by using the Notifications hub

  1. When there are updates, there's a corresponding notification flag in Visual Studio.

    Choose the notification flag to open the Notifications hub.

    Tip

    An update for an edition of Visual Studio 2017 is cumulative, so always choose to install the one with the most recent version number.

  2. Choose 'Visual Studio Update' is available, which opens the Extensions and Updates dialog box.

  3. In the Extensions and Updates dialog box, choose the Update button.

More about Visual Studio notifications

Visual Studio notifies you when an update is available for Visual Studio itself or for any components, and also when certain events occur in the Visual Studio environment.

  • When the notification flag is yellow, there's a Visual Studio product update available for you to install.
  • When the notification flag is red, there's a problem with your license.
  • When the notification flag is black, there are optional or informational messages to review.

Choose the notifications flag to open the Notifications hub and then choose the notifications that you want to act on. Or, choose to ignore or dismiss a notification.

If you choose to ignore a notification, Visual Studio stops showing it. If you want to reset the list of ignored notifications, choose the Settings button in the Notifications hub.

Update by using the Visual Studio Installer

  1. Open the installer. You might need to update the installer before continuing. If this is the case, you're prompted to do so.

    Note

    On a computer running Windows 10, you can find the installer under the letter V as the Visual Studio Installer, or under the letter M as the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.

  2. On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that installed previously.

  3. If an update is available, you see an Update button. (It might take a few seconds for the installer to determine whether an update is available.)

    Choose the Update button to install the updates.

We encourage you to update to the most recent release of Visual Studio 2019 so that you always get the latest features, fixes, and improvements.

If you haven't already installed Visual Studio 2019, go to the Visual Studio downloads page to install it for free. If you are currently using a different version of Visual Studio, you can either install Visual Studio versions side-by-side, or uninstall previous versions of Visual Studio.

Important

You must log on with an account that has administrative permissions to install, update, or modify Visual Studio. For more information, see User Permissions and Visual Studio.

Note

This topic applies to Visual Studio on Windows. For Visual Studio for Mac, see Update Visual Studio for Mac.

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Here's how to update Visual Studio 2019.

Use the Visual Studio Installer

  1. Find the Visual Studio Installer on your computer.

    In the Windows Start menu, you can search for 'installer'.

    You might have to update the installer before continuing. If so, follow the prompts.

  2. In the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you installed.

    For example, if you previously installed Visual Studio Community 2019 and there's an update for it, then an Update available message appears in the installer.

  3. Choose Update to install the updates.

  4. After the update is complete, you might be asked to restart your computer. If so, do so, and then start Visual Studio as you typically would.

    If you aren't asked to restart your computer, choose Launch to start Visual Studio from the installer.

Use the IDE

You can check for an update and then install it by using the menu bar or the search box in Visual Studio 2019.

Open Visual Studio

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Visual Studio 2019.

  2. Under Get started, choose any option to open the IDE.

    Visual Studio opens. In the IDE, a Visual Studio 2019 update message appears.

  3. In the Visual Studio 2019 update message, choose View details.

  4. In the Update downloaded and ready to install dialog box, choose Update.

    Visual Studio updates, closes, and then reopens.

In Visual Studio

  1. From the menu bar, choose Help, and then choose Check for Updates.

    Note

    You can also use the search box in the IDE to check for updates. Press Ctrl+Q, type 'check for updates', and then choose the search result that matches.

  2. In the Update available dialog box, choose Update.

    Visual Studio updates, closes, and then reopens.

Use the Notifications hub

  1. In Visual Studio, save your work.

  2. Choose the notification icon from the lower-right corner of the Visual Studio IDE to open the Notifications hub.

  3. In the Notifications hub, choose the update that you want to install, and then choose View details.

    Tip

    An update for an edition of Visual Studio 2019 is cumulative, so always choose to install the one with the most recent version number.

  4. In the Update available dialog box, choose Update.

    Visual Studio updates, closes, and then reopens.

Customize update settings

You can customize the update settings in Visual Studio in several different ways, such as by changing the installation mode and by selecting automatic downloads.

There are two installation modes to choose from:

  • Install while downloading
  • Download all, then install

You can also choose the Automatically download updates setting, which allows updates to download while your machine is idle.

Here's how:

  1. On the menu bar, choose Tools > Options.

  2. Expand Environment, and then choose Product Updates.

  3. Choose the installation mode and the automatic download options you want for your Visual Studio updates.

Administrator updates

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If you are part of an organization that centralizes management of software installations, then your enterprise administrator can cause Visual Studio to update on your machine. For more information on how to control or configure what types of updates your machine can accept, see Using Configuration Manager to deploy Visual Studio Updates.

Get support

Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see Troubleshoot Visual Studio installation and upgrade issues for step-by-step guidance.

We also offer an installation chat (English only) support option for installation-related issues.

Here are a few more support options:

  • Report product issues to us via the Report a Problem tool that appears both in the Visual Studio Installer and in the Visual Studio IDE.
  • Suggest a feature, track product issues, and find answers in the Visual Studio Developer Community.
  • Use your GitHub account to talk to us and other Visual Studio developers in the Visual Studio conversation in the Gitter community.

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