Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Express for Web, Express for Windows Phone, Premium, Professional, Test Professional, Ultimate, Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, Visual C++ Express, Visual Web Developer Express

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Visual Studio 2010 2010-06-29T00:00:00.000-08:00 2015-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00 2020-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 1 2011-03-08T00:00:00.000-08:00 2020-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2010-06-29T00:00:00.000-08:00 2012-04-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


Visual Studio 2010 versions of the following components shipped with and were supported as part of the Visual Studio 2010 lifecycle: Agents, All, ASP.NET MVC 4, F# 2.0 Runtime, VSTO Runtime, Lab Management, Performance Tools, Professional w/MSDN, PSM, Remote Debugger, SDK, Shell (Integrated), Shell (Isolated), Team Agents, Team Explorer, Ultimate with MSDN, Visualization & Modelling SDK.


  • Express for Web
  • Express for Windows Phone
  • Premium
  • Professional
  • Test Professional
  • Ultimate
  • Visual Basic Express
  • Visual C# Express
  • Visual C++ Express
  • Visual Web Developer Express