Microsoft Visual Studio


Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed by Microsoft.


Prior to Visual Studio 97, the following were separate products.

Visual Basic
Visual C++
Visual FoxPro
Visual InterDev
Visual J++
Visual SourceSafe


Visual Studio 97, version 5.0, was released in February 1997.

Visual Studio 6.0 was released in June 1988.

Visual Studio .NET, version 7.0, was released on February 13, 2002.


Visual Studio 2005, version 8.0, was released on November 07, 2005.

Visual Studio 2008, version 9.0, was released on November 19, 2007.

Visual Studio 2010, version 10.0, was released on April 12, 2010.

Visual Studio 2012, version 11.0, was released on September 12, 2012.

Visual Studio 2013, version 12.0, was released on October 17, 2013.

Visual Studio 2014, version 13.0, was skipped and became Visual Studio 2015, version 14.0.

Visual Studio 2015, version 14.0, was released on July 20, 2015.


Visual Studio 2017, version 15.0, was released on March 07, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.1, was released on April 05, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.2, was released on May 10, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.3, was released on August 14, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.4, was released on October 10, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.5, was released on December 04, 2017.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.6, was released on March 06, 2018.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.7, was released on May 07, 2018.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.8, was released on September 20, 2018.

Visual Studio 2017, version 15.9, was released on November 13, 2018.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, version 16.0, was released on April 2, 2019.


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