Downloads and tools for Windows development

Visual Studio Community
Visual Studio Community

Free, fully-featured IDE for students and individual developers.

Free download

Visual Studio Professional
Visual Studio Professional

Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams.

Free trial

Visual Studio Enterprise
Visual Studio Enterprise

End-to-end solution that meets the demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all sizes.

Free trial

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Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    A lightweight but powerful source code editor that runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

  • Windows App SDK

    Develop desktop apps for Windows 11 and Windows 10 using a unified set of APIs and tools.

  • Debugging tools

    Get WinDbg, KD, CDB, NTSD as part of a development kit or as a standalone tool set.

  • Microsoft PowerToys

    Set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows 10 experience for greater productivity.

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