Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services, and mobile apps. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native codes and managed code.
Visual Studio includes a code editor supporting IntelliSense (the code completion component) as well as code refactoring. The integrated debugger works both as a source-level debugger and a machine-level debugger. Other built-in tools include a code profiler, forms designer for building GUI applications, web designer, class designer, and database schema designer. It accepts plug-ins that enhance the functionality at almost every level—including adding support for source control systems (like Subversion and Git) and adding new toolsets like editors and visual designers for domain-specific languages or toolsets for other aspects of the software development lifecycle (like the Team Foundation Server client: Team Explorer).
The most basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition, is available free of charge.
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.5 releases.
- Use authentication in your ASP.NET Core apps
Many of our ASP.NET Core developers have requested that we bring the ability to easily create ASP.NET Core apps with authentication to Visual Studio for Mac. Now, when you create a new ASP.NET Core project that supports No Authentication or Individual Authentication using an in-app store, you’ll encounter an additional screen in the new project creation wizard.