Step 1) Visual Studio can be downloaded from the following link https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
You can select
- Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition
- Visual Studio 2017 Professional Edition (30 Day Free Trial)
In this tutorial, we will install the Professional Edition
Step 2) Click on the downloaded exe file
Step 3) In the next screen, click continue
Step 4) Visual Studio will start downloading the initial files. Download speed will vary as per your internet connection.
Step 5) In next screen, click install
Step 6) In next screen,
- Select “.Net desktop development”
- Click install
Step 7) Visual Studio will download the relevant files based on the selection in step 6
Step 8) Once the download is done, you will be asked to reboot the PC
Step 9) Post reboot, open the Visual Studio IDE
- Select a theme of your choice
- Click Start Visual Studio
Step 10) In Visual Studio IDE, you can navigate to File menu to create new C# applications.
That’s it to Visual Studio for C# installation.
Visual Studio Key Features
- Creation of an application in any .Net language– The Visual Studio IDE can be used to create an application in any .Net language. Hence, a developer can use C#, VB.Net or even F# to develop an application.
- Creation of any application type – The Visual Studio IDE can be used to create an application of any type. (Web-based application or Windows Forms-based application).
- Debug Applications on the fly – Applications can be tested as they are being built. The IDE allows one to run the program at any point of time during the development process. Hence, a developer can check for any errors during the development phase itself.
- Extensions –The IDE has the facility to install third-party extensions. An example can be Subversion, which is used for source code repository management. Subversion is used to upload code to a central repository. This is done so that a copy of the code will always exist. Visual Studio has the facility to integrate with such software from the IDE itself. Hence, a developer can work with code repositories from the IDE itself.