Do we need msdn subscription with visual studio on mac?

Tanul 1,221 Reputation points


Just read this article of visual studio retiring on mac. Does that mean if we are buying msdn subscription only for visual studio then there is no need of buying it after August 31, 2024 because we are going to use vscode on mac.

We know there are other benefits of visual studio(previously msdn) subscription but, there is no need of it specifically for visual studio. Am I correct here?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 20,686 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Tanul,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    VS for Mac, VS and VS Code are three different products. VS Code is free for private or commercial use, see Visual Studio Code license for details.

    d. Extensions. The software gives you the option to download other Microsoft and third party software packages from our extension marketplace or package managers. Those packages are under their own licenses, and not this agreement…

    This is the license for C# Dev Kit for Visual Studio Code extension and there are several scenarios(Installation and use rights). You may still need a valid license to use this extension.

    Please try to submit a ticket on our Developer Community to double confirm with Visual Studio for Mac team or contact subscription support here: Visual Studio Subscription Support.



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