Any app for any platform
Create applications for multiple devices, PCs, and the web—all powered by the cloud and built on top of your existing applications and skills. Cross-platform technologies help you create apps for Windows, Android, and iOS from a single development solution.
Understand your team code
Visual Studio Professional provides powerful features so you can quickly understand your code. CodeLens helps you stay focused on your work by showing code references and changes, displaying who last modified a method, or discovering whether tests are passing—all from right where you are in your code.
Everything a developer needs
With a standard subscription or annual cloud subscription, you get the software and benefits you need to stay up on all things code. Your subscription includes access to core Microsoft software for development and test, monthly cloud credits, collaboration tools, training courses, professional support, and more.
1.6 GHz or faster processor
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8 (x86 and x64), Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64), Windows Server 2012 (x64), Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64), Windows 10
1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
Hard Disk Space
Internet access (Connect time charges may apply)
DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Other system requirements
For Windows Store and Windows Universal app development:
- • Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 development require Windows 8.1 Update or later.
- • Windows Phone 8.0 development require Windows 8.1 Update (x64) or later.
- • For the Windows emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)