Downloads and tools for Windows development

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Visual Studio Community

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

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Visual Studio Professional

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

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Visual Studio Enterprise

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

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Developer tools

Visual Studio Code

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

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Windows App SDK

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

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Windows Installer

Install and configure desktop applications.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux

Run native Linux command-line tools, including Bash, directly on Windows.

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Windows Package Manager

Use this open source package manager for installing applications and tools on Windows 10.

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Windows Community Toolkit

Get helper functions, custom controls, and app services to simplify common tasks, building UWP apps for Windows 10.

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Windows Template Studio

Quickly build a UWP app using a full-featured wizard-based UI.

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Microsoft Web Template Studio

A cross-platform extension for Visual Studio Code that simplifies and accelerates creating new full-stack web applications.

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Design toolkits for Windows apps

These toolkits provide controls and layout templates for designing Windows apps.

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Remote Tools for Visual Studio

Debug an application running on a different computer or device.

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Multilingual App Toolkit

Streamline your localization workflow during app development.

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HoloLens emulators and templates

Build and test applications for mixed reality.

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Debugging tools

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

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Microsoft PowerToys

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

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Windows SDK archive

Find previous releases of the Window SDK and other tools.

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Visual Studio Subscriptions (Formerly MSDN Subscriptions)

Tools, Azure, software & downloads, services, training and support

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Monetization and Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store Services SDK

Integrate customer engagement features with your apps, including targeted notifications and A/B tests.

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Windows App Certification Kit

Run these tests before you submit an app to the Store.

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Microsoft Store badges

Promote your apps using branded logos and art.

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