Visual Studio

Visual Studio is the comprehensive tool set for rapidly building and integrating XML Web services, Microsoft Windows based applications, and Web solutions.

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
1998 (6.0)Version 6.0 (codenamed Aspen, after the ski resort in Colorado), was released in June 1998 and is the last version to run on the Windows 9x platform.Silver6.22-staging100
2002 (7.0)Microsoft released Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET), codenamed Rainier (for Washington's Mount Rainier), in February 2002 (the beta version was released via Microsoft Developer Network in 2001). The biggest change was the introduction of a managed code development environment using the .NET Framework. Programs developed using .NET are not compiled to machine language (like C++ is, for example) but instead to a format called Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) or Common Intermediate Language (CIL). When a CIL application executes, it is compiled while being executedGarbage1.1.1310
2003 (7.1)In April 2003, Microsoft introduced a minor upgrade to Visual Studio .NET called Visual Studio .NET 2003, codenamed Everett (for the city of the same name).Garbage1.4.120
2005 (8.0)Visual Studio 2005, codenamed Whidbey (a reference to Whidbey Island in Puget Sound),Bronze1.5.4145
2005 (8.0) Express EditionFree version of the well known Visual Studio 2005 IDE and many programming tools included.Garbage8.14-staging80
2008 (9.0)Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio Team System 2008 codenamed Orcas (a reference to Orcas Island, also an island in Puget Sound,Garbage3.13220
2008 (9.0) Express EditionFree version of the well known Visual Studio 2008 IDE and many programming tools included.Bronze1.5.16143
2010 (10.0)On April 12, 2010, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010, codenamed Dev10, and .NET Framework 4.Bronze8.21121
2010 (10.0) Express EditionThe free version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.Garbage5.0142
2012 (11.0)This is the commercially released version of Visual Studio 2012 Professional. It uses the .NET framework version 4.5Garbage1.9.240
2012 (11.0) Express EditionThe free version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.Garbage2.1631
2013 (12.0) Express EditionYou can use the tools in Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows toGarbage7.2020
2015 (14.0) Community EditionVisual Studio Community is a free, fully-featured, and extensible IDE for creating modern applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as web applications and cloud services.Garbage4.862
2015 (14.0) Enterprise EditionThe enterprise version of Visual Studio 2015.Garbage3.1310
2017 (15.2) Community Edition2017 edition of Visual Studio, with significantly rewritten and leaner installer and IDE.Garbage4.0-rc5-staging50
2019 (16.x)Version 2019 of Visual Studio, with a new, installable installer and immensely overworked GUIGarbage8.442
20222022 edition00
Application Name Description
.NET Framework The Microsoft .NET Framework is a development and execution environment that allows different programming languages and libraries to work together seamlessly to create Windows-based applications that are easier to build, manage, deploy, and integrate with other networked systems.
.NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) The Microsoft .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) includes everything developers need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications, documentation, samples, and command-line tools and compilers.
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