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If you haven't downloaded and installed Visual Studio and the Microsoft C/C++ tools yet, here's how to get started.

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Visual Studio 2019 Installation

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.

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This topic applies to installation of Visual Studio on Windows. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight, cross-platform development environment that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. The Microsoft C/C++ for Visual Studio Code extension supports IntelliSense, debugging, code formatting, auto-completion. Visual Studio for Mac doesn't support Microsoft C++, but does support .NET languages and cross-platform development. For installation instructions, see Install Visual Studio for Mac.

Want to know more about what else is new in this version? See the Visual Studio 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:

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  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 2019, see the Visual Studio 2019 Platform Targeting and Compatibility page.

Step 2 - Download Visual Studio

Next, download the Visual Studio bootstrapper file. To do so, choose the following button to go to the Visual Studio download page. Select the edition of Visual Studio that you want and choose the Free trial or Free download button.

Step 3 - Install the Visual Studio installer

Run the bootstrapper file you downloaded 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 to allow the bootstrapper to run.

  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 workloads, or feature sets, that you want. Here's how.

  1. Find the workload you want in the Installing Visual Studio screen.

    For core C and C++ support, choose the 'Desktop development with C++' 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.

    Additional workloads support other kinds of development. For example, choose the 'Universal Windows Platform development' workload to create apps that use the Windows Runtime for the Microsoft Store. Choose 'Game development with C++' to create games that use DirectX, Unreal, and Cocos2d. Choose 'Linux development with C++' to target Linux platforms, including IoT development.

    The Installation details pane lists the included and optional components installed by each workload. You can select or deselect optional components in this list. For example, to support development by using the Visual Studio 2017 or 2015 compiler toolsets, choose the MSVC v141 or MSVC v140 optional components. You can add support for MFC, the experimental Modules language extension, IncrediBuild, and more.

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

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

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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's 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 - Change the installation location (Optional)

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.

Step 8 - Start developing

  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!

Visual Studio 2017 Installation

In Visual Studio 2017, 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.

Prerequisites

  • A broadband internet connection. The Visual Studio installer can download several gigabytes of data.

  • A computer that runs Microsoft Windows 7 or later versions. We recommend Windows 10 for the best development experience. Make sure that the latest updates are applied to your system before you install Visual Studio.

  • Enough free disk space. Visual Studio requires at least 7 GB of disk space, and can take 50 GB or more if many common options are installed. We recommend you install it on your C: drive.

For details on the disk space and operating system requirements, see Visual Studio Product Family System Requirements. The installer reports how much disk space is required for the options you select.

Download and install

  1. To download the latest Visual Studio 2017 installer for Windows, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio Older downloads page. Expand the 2017 section, and choose the Download button.

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    The Community edition is for individual developers, classroom learning, academic research, and open source development. For other uses, install Visual Studio 2017 Professional or Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise.

  2. Find the installer file you downloaded and run it. The downloaded file may be displayed in your browser, or you may find it in your Downloads folder. The installer needs Administrator privileges to run. You may see a User Account Control dialog asking you to give permission to let the installer make changes to your system; choose Yes. If you're having trouble, find the downloaded file in File Explorer, right-click on the installer icon, and choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.

  3. The installer presents you with a list of workloads, which are groups of related options for specific development areas. Support for C++ is now part of optional workloads that aren't installed by default.

    For C and C++, select the Desktop development with C++ workload and then choose Install.

  4. When the installation completes, choose the Launch button to start Visual Studio.

    The first time you run Visual Studio, you're asked to sign in with a Microsoft Account. If you don't have one, you can create one for free. You must also choose a theme. Don't worry, you can change it later if you want to.

    It may take Visual Studio several minutes to get ready for use the first time you run it. Here's what it looks like in a quick time-lapse:

    Visual Studio starts much faster when you run it again.

  5. When Visual Studio opens, check to see if the flag icon in the title bar is highlighted:

    If it's highlighted, select it to open the Notifications window. If there are any updates available for Visual Studio, we recommend you install them now. Once the installation is complete, restart Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2015 Installation

To install Visual Studio 2015, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio Older downloads page. Expand the 2015 section, and choose the Download button. Run the downloaded setup program and choose Custom installation and then choose the C++ component. To add C and C++ support to an existing Visual Studio 2015 installation, click on the Windows Start button and type Add Remove Programs. Open the program from the results list and then find your Visual Studio 2015 installation in the list of installed programs. Double-click it, then choose Modify and select the Visual C++ components to install.

In general, we highly recommend that you use the latest version of Visual Studio even if you need to compile your code using the Visual Studio 2015 compiler. For more information, see Use native multi-targeting in Visual Studio to build old projects.

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When Visual Studio is running, you're ready to continue to the next step.

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Note

This is not the latest version of Visual Studio. To download the latest release, please visit the current release notes for Visual Studio 2019.

Overview

This page contains the minimum system requirements for the Visual Studio 2017 family of products. For information on compatibility, see Visual Studio 2017 Platform Targeting and Compatibility. If you need help with improving performance, see Visual Studio performance tips and tricks.

What's New

See what's new in Visual Studio 2017!

  • For Windows, Visual Studio IDE, the Visual Studio 2017 release notes, or What's New in Visual Studio 2017.
  • For Mac, What’s New in Visual Studio for Mac or the Visual Studio 2017 for Mac release notes.
  • Visual Studio Team Services.
  • Visual Studio Code or the VS Code release notes.

Download

Click a button to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017. For instructions on installing and updating Visual Studio 2017, see the Update Visual Studio 2017 to the most recent release. Also, see instructions on how to install offline.

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Note

This is not the latest version of Visual Studio. To download the latest release, please visit the current release notes for Visual Studio 2019.

Visit the the Visual Studio downloads page to get the latest Visual Studio products.

Note

Installation package size will vary depending on your current Visual Studio configuration.

Tip

For older versions of Visual Studio, see the system requirements for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, or Visual Studio 2012.

Feedback and Suggestions

We would love to hear from you! For issues, let us know through the Report a Problem option in the upper right-handcorner of either the installer or the Visual Studio IDE itself. The icon is located in the upper right-hand corner.You can track your issues in the Visual Studio Developer Community, where you can ask questions and find answers.You can also make a product suggestion through Developer Community or get free installation help throughour Live Chat support.

Visual Studio 2017 System Requirements

The following products support the minimum system requirements below:

  • Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
  • Visual Studio Professional 2017
  • Visual Studio Community 2017
  • Visual Studio Team Explorer 2017
  • Visual Studio Test Professional 2017
  • Visual Studio Test Agent 2017
  • Visual Studio Test Controller 2017
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2017
  • Visual Studio Feedback Client 2017

Supported Operating Systems

Visual Studio 2017 will install and run on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 version 1507 or higher: Home, Professional, Education, and Enterprise (LTSC and S are not supported)
  • Windows Server 2016: Standard and Datacenter
  • Windows 8.1 (with Update 2919355): Core, Professional, and Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Update 2919355): Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows 7 SP1 (with latest Windows Updates): Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

Hardware

  • 1.8 GHz or faster processor. Dual-core or better recommended
  • 2 GB of RAM; 4 GB of RAM recommended (2.5 GB minimum if running on a virtual machine)
  • Hard disk space: up to 130 GB of available space, depending on features installed; typical installations require 20-50 GB of free space.
  • Hard disk speed: to improve performance, install Windows and Visual Studio on a solid state drive (SSD).
  • Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of 720p (1280 by 720); Visual Studio will work best at a resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768) or higher.

Supported Languages

Visual Studio is available in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

You can select the language of Visual Studio during installation. The Visual Studio Installer is available in the same fourteen languages, and will match the language of Windows, if available.

Note: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Office Integration 2017 is available in the ten languages supported by Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017.

Additional Requirements

  • Administrator rights are required to install Visual Studio.
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2 or above is required to install Visual Studio. Visual Studio requires .NET Framework 4.7.2 to run, but this will be installed during setup.
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC edition and Windows 10 S are not supported for development. You may use Visual Studio 2017 to build apps that run on Windows 10 LTSC and Windows 10 S.
  • Internet Explorer 11 or Edge is required for internet-related scenarios. Some features might not work unless these, or a later version, are installed.
  • Visual Studio is not supported in virtualized environments such as Microsoft App-V for Windows or third-party app virtualization technologies.
  • Running Visual Studio in a virtual machine environment requires a full Windows operating system. Simultaneous usage of Visual Studio by multiple users is not supported.
  • The Server Core and Minimal Server Interface options are not supported when running Windows Server.
  • Windows containers are not supported, except for Visual Studio 2017 Build Tools.
  • For emulator support, Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise (x64) editions are required. A processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is also required.
  • Universal Windows app development, including designing, editing, and debugging, requires Windows 10. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 may be used to build Universal Windows apps from the command line.
  • Team Foundation Server 2017 Office Integration requires Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010.
  • Xamarin.Android requires a 64-bit edition of Windows and the 64-bit Java Development Kit (JDK).
  • PowerShell 3.0 or higher is required on Windows 7 SP1 to install the Mobile Development with C++, JavaScript, or .NET workloads.
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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017

For detailed information on system requirements for various deployment scenarios, and for information onintegration with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, seeVisual Studio Team Foundation Server Requirements and Compatibility.

The following products support the minimum requirements below:

  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2017

Supported Operating Systems

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 will install and run on the 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 version 1507 or higher: Home, Professional, and Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2016: Standard and Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Update 2919355): Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows 8.1 (with Update 2919355): Core, Professional, and Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012: Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter
  • Windows 7 SP1 (with latest Windows Updates): Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

Hardware

For hardware recommendations on single-server and multi-server deployments, see Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Requirements and Compatibility.

Supported Languages

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server is available in the following languages:

  • English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Additional Requirements

  • Administrator rights are required to install Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1, which will be installed during setup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Team Foundation Server Web Client requires Microsoft Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari
  • Team Foundation Server Office Integration requires Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010
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Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 for Mac

To download Visual Studio for Mac, see visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-mac.

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For more information, see Visual Studio 2017 for Mac release notes, Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Product Family System Requirements, and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Platform Targeting and Compatibility.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code

To download Microsoft Visual Studio Code, see code.visualstudio.com.

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For more information, see Requirements for Visual Studio Code,the release notes, and Visual Studio Code FAQ.

Remote Tools, Performance Tools, and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector for Visual Studio 2017

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The Remote Tools, Performance Tools, and IntelliTrace Standalone Collector support the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Requires a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • Requires 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • Requires 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • Requires 1024 by 768 or higher display resolution
  • For the best experience, use the most recent update of these diagnostic tools for your version of Visual Studio

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Microsoft Visual Studio Build Tools 2017

The Build Tools support the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

  • Also installs on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and on the Server Core option for Windows Server 2016.
  • Also installs into a Windows container.
  • Requires 2.3 GB to 60 GB of available hard disk space, depending on installed features.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017

To download the Visual C++ Redistributable, see visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads.

Visual Studio 2017 C# Download

The Visual C++ Redistributable supports the same system requirements as Visual Studio with the following changes:

Visual Studio 2017 C# Windows Form

  • Also installs on Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3
  • Requires 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • Requires 50 MB of available hard disk space
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