Screenshot of Visual Studio 2. C source code. DevelopersMicrosoft. Stable release. 20. F3rlKtj.jpg' alt='Microsoft Visual C Runtime Library X64' title='Microsoft Visual C Runtime Library X64' />March 7, 2. Written in. C and C2Operating system. Available in. Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Russian, Spanish and Turkish4Type. Integrated development environment. License. Freemium5Websitewww. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment IDE from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, 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 code and managed code. Visual Studio includes a code editor supporting Intelli. Sense 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 levelincluding adding support for source control systems like Subversion 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. Visual Studio supports 3. Built in languages include C,6C and CCLI via Visual C, VB. NET via Visual Basic. NET, C via Visual C, F as of Visual Studio 2. Type. Script as of Visual Studio 2. Update 2. Support for other languages such as Python,8Ruby, Node. M among others is available via language services installed separately. It also supports XMLXSLT, HTMLXHTML, Java. Script and CSS. Java and J were supported in the past. Microsoft provides a free version of Visual Studio called the Community edition that supports plugins and is available at no cost. ArchitectureeditVisual Studio does not support any programming language, solution or tool intrinsically instead, it allows the plugging of functionality coded as a VSPackage. When installed, the functionality is available as a Service. The IDE provides three services SVs. Solution, which provides the ability to enumerate projects and solutions SVs. UIShell, which provides windowing and UI functionality including tabs, toolbars and tool windows and SVs. Shell, which deals with registration of VSPackages. In addition, the IDE is also responsible for coordinating and enabling communication between services. All editors, designers, project types and other tools are implemented as VSPackages. Visual Studio uses COM to access the VSPackages. The Visual Studio SDK also includes the Managed Package Framework MPF, which is a set of managed wrappers around the COM interfaces that allow the Packages to be written in any CLI compliant language. However, MPF does not provide all the functionality exposed by the Visual Studio COM interfaces. The services can then be consumed for creation of other packages, which add functionality to the Visual Studio IDE. Describes how to redistribute the shared C runtime component in Visual C. Microsoft Visual C Runtime Library X64' title='Microsoft Visual C Runtime Library X64' />Upcoming Release. Microsoft security updates are released on the second Tuesday of each month. Latest Release. Microsoft has updated its security update publishing model. Use Visual Studio workload and component IDs to build classic Windowsbased applications. Support for programming languages is added by using a specific VSPackage called a Language Service. A language service defines various interfaces which the VSPackage implementation can implement to add support for various functionalities. Functionalities that can be added this way include syntax coloring, statement completion, brace matching, parameter information tooltips, member lists and error markers for background compilation. If the interface is implemented, the functionality will be available for the language. Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center Remove User Profile there. Language services are implemented on a per language basis. The implementations can reuse code from the parser or the compiler for the language. Language services can be implemented either in native code or managed code. For native code, either the native COM interfaces or the Babel Framework part of Visual Studio SDK can be used. For managed code, the MPF includes wrappers for writing managed language services. Visual Studio does not include any source control support built in but it defines two alternative ways for source control systems to integrate with the IDE. A Source Control VSPackage can provide its own customised user interface. In contrast, a source control plugin using the MSSCCI Microsoft Source Code Control Interface provides a set of functions that are used to implement various source control functionality, with a standard Visual Studio user interface. MSSCCI was first used to integrate Visual Source. Safe with Visual Studio 6. Visual Studio SDK. Visual Studio. NET 2. MSSCCI 1. 1, and Visual Studio. NET 2. 00. 3 used MSSCCI 1. Visual Studio 2. 00. MSSCCI Version 1. Visual Studio supports running multiple instances of the environment each with its own set of VSPackages. The instances use different registry hives see MSDNs definition of the term registry hive in the sense used here to store their configuration state and are differentiated by their App. Id Application ID. The instances are launched by an App. Id specific. exe that selects the App. Id, sets the root hive and launches the IDE. VSPackages registered for one App. Id are integrated with other VSPackages for that App. Id. The various product editions of Visual Studio are created using the different App. Ids. The Visual Studio Express edition products are installed with their own App. Ids, but the Standard, Professional and Team Suite products share the same App. Id. Consequently, one can install the Express editions side by side with other editions, unlike the other editions which update the same installation. The professional edition includes a superset of the VSPackages in the standard edition and the team suite includes a superset of the VSPackages in both other editions. The App. Id system is leveraged by the Visual Studio Shell in Visual Studio 2. FeatureseditCode editoreditLike any other IDE, it includes a code editor that supports syntax highlighting and code completion using Intelli. Sense for variables, functions, methods, loops and LINQ queries. Intelli. Sense is supported for the included languages, as well as for XML and for Cascading Style Sheets and Java. Script when developing web sites and web applications. Autocomplete suggestions appear in a modelesslist box over the code editor window, in proximity of the editing cursor. In Visual Studio 2. The code editor is used for all supported languages. The Visual Studio code editor also supports setting bookmarks in code for quick navigation. Other navigational aids include collapsing code blocks and incremental search, in addition to normal text search and regex search. The code editor also includes a multi item clipboard and a task list. The code editor supports code snippets, which are saved templates for repetitive code and can be inserted into code and customized for the project being worked on. A management tool for code snippets is built in as well. These tools are surfaced as floating windows which can be set to automatically hide when unused or docked to the side of the screen.