The lifecycle of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

Lin Tang 21 Reputation points

1.When was The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable not available to download on the official website? (It seems that it can't be downloaded now)

2.If use a redistributable package that is no more supported, Please allow me to ask some question.
When will be The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable not available to download on the official website? (It can be downloaded now)

3.The lifecycle of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.(Such as Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable)
Is the lifecycle confirmed by the link below?( Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable could not be found )

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  1. Dave Patrick 339.9K Reputation points MVP

    You can download the 2005 x86 and x64 versions here.

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  1. Sara Liu-MSFT 256 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Please check this and we can know that “The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable follows the product lifecycle for the version of Visual Studio in which it first ships.” .
    For Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, it should follow the product lifecycle of VS 2008 and VS 2008 reached end of support on April 10, 2018. To aid the discovery of the latest downloads, the links are retained currently, but may be removed in the future.
    For Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable, please check the VS 2017 product lifecycle and Mainstream Support End Date is ‘4/12/2020’, Extended Support End Date is ‘4/13/2027’.