Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
Download English, 392 MB
Download Chinese (Simplified) 399 MB
Download Chinese (Traditional) 399MB
Download Czech language pack* 20 MB
Download French 399 MB
Download German 399 MB
Download Italian 399 MB
Download Japanese 408 MB
Download Korean 408 MB
Download Polish language pack* 20 MB
Download Portuguese (Brazil) language pack* 20 MB
Download Russian 399 MB
Download Spanish 399 MB
Download Turkish language pack* 20 MB
*You must first install another language before installing a language pack
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 8
Supported Architectures: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 5.0 GB of available hard disk space
- 5400 RPM hard drive
- DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
On this page, choose the Download.
- To install the software now, choose the Run button.
- To install the software later, choose the Save button. (When you install, the computer must be connected to the Internet.)
- Get started with Visual Studio Express 2012
- Get started with Blend for Visual Studio
- Get Visual Studio Professional 2012 to build Windows 8 desktop apps, hardware drivers, and Windows Store apps all from the same tool.
- Get the standalone Windows 8 SDK for headers, libraries, and a selection of tools you can use to create Windows apps without Visual Studio.