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- Support for multiple languages and platforms
- Peek Definition
- Dependency graphs and code maps
- Advanced debugging and diagnostics
- Integrated testing
- Cross-platform mobile development support
- Integrated PowerPoint storyboarding
- Code review
Target operating systems: Cross-platform
Runs on: Windows, macOS, Linux
- Windows 7 or later, Windows Server 2012 R 2 or later, or macOS 10.12 or later
- 1.8 GHz or faster processor (dual- or multi-core recommended)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- 1 GB hard drive (more required for some features)
- Video card with 1280 x 720 resolution support (or better)
Target audience: Experienced developers who work on teams of all sizes
First production release: Visual Studio 97 (1997)
Most recent update/stable release: Visual Studio 2017 (March 2017)
License: Most versions are proprietary; Visual Studio Code has an open source MIT License.
Price: Cloud subscriptions are $2,999 per year or $250 per month for the Enterprise version and $539 per year or $45 per month for the Professional version. Standard subscriptions, which cost more upfront but have lower renewal prices, are also available. A standalone license for the Professional edition costs $499. The Community version is free for up to five users, and Visual Studio Code is free.
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