Visual Studio resources

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. In addition, Visual Studio is optimized for team-based design, development, and deployment using Team Foundation Service or Team Foundation Server.

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Get the great new features in Visual Studio 2013, including innovative editor enhancements such as Peek and CodeLens, diagnostics tools for UI responsiveness and energy consumption, major updates for ASP.NET web development, expanded ALM capabilities with Git support and agile portfolio management, and much more.

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New to Visual Studio? Start here

Find the tutorials, walkthroughs, and samples you need to quickly begin developing applications.

Explore the Visual Studio IDE

This walkthrough will familiarize you with the tools, dialog boxes and designers available as you create and debug a simple, “Hello, world!” application.

Learn the Visual Studio languages

Get started with the Visual Studio languages: Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual F#.

Discover Visual Studio LightSwitch

Discover the resources you need for learning and using Visual Studio LightSwitch.

What’s new in Visual Studio 2013

Learn about the many new features and enhancements that range from support for creating Windows Store apps to code editing for C++.

Extend Visual Studio

Develop Visual Studio extensions

Create your own tools, controls and templates for your own use or share them in the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery.

The Visual Studio SDK

Learn about the SDK for the IDE.

Get started with editor extensions

Customize the appearance and behavior of the editor.