Visual Studio Express

Version: 2019   Filesize: 607MB

  • Freeware
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Microsoft Visual Studio Express or more commonly known as Visual Studio Express is developed by Microsoft, its primary function is that of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It supports several languages as an IDE, like Visual C# Express, Visual Basic Express, Visual C++ Express, Express for Windows Phone and Visual Web Developer Express. The software is available as a register ware and freeware; the freeware is a function limited edition as compared to the register ware version. The free version was replaced by Visual Studio Community Edition which was also free-of-cost but came with a different license. The new license supported open-source developers more than the closed ones. 

Before Visual Studio Express 2013 the product registration was done offline, but after the 2013 version, it is online.  When the Visual Studio Express 2013, was released in October 2013, it came out in four different versions, for Web, for Windows (only 8.1 (x86 or x64)), Windows Desktop, Visual Studio Team Foundation. The software was later also released for Windows Phone 8.1 (not for 8.0 or Windows Phone Emulator), the latter one also requires a processor that supports Second Level Adress Translation (SLAT) and Hyper-V.


Several Programming Languages to choose from
The Visual Studio Express allows you to choose from the language you are most familiar and comfortable in programming be it C#, C++ or VB.NET, the software supports all native Windows languages. The software has support for some platforms like Windows 8, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Win32. Whichever platform you choose for your programs, you can find a range of frameworks, client technologies, and controls to support your development.

Faster task completion
With Visual Studio Express, you can increase the speed of your work because of the ease of access to your favourite tools. The new user interface allows you to navigate through your code faster, find the errors faster, doing common tasks quickly and also helps in saving time with almost of everything you do.

Design better apps
The Visual Studio Express has newer designing tools for making apps in XAML; the software comes with full support for data binding, layout and editing templates. You can create apps for Windows 8 and can also use the IntelliSense for modifying anything in XAML.

APIs for app
The software comes with APIs that provide your app connectivity to the cloud, so that is simple for your app to get continuous services, or you can make your services with the help of Visual Studio Professional.

Code maintenance
Visual Studio Express helps you to move your code development process to the cloud through Team Foundation Service which decreases the infrastructure development needed for a code and also helps in connecting you to the providers and external teams. The Team Foundation Service safely manages your code and makes it easily accessible when you need it.

How to download on PC (Windows)?

  • 1. Click on the download button given on the top right corner of the screen to download the Visual Studio Express setup.
  • 2. After the setup is downloaded, go to the browser's default downloads folder and search for the Visual Studio Express setup.
  • 3. Double-click on the setup to make it run.
  • 4. Ince the setup has started follow the instruction of the wizard to install the software.
  • 5. After the installation Is finished, you can exit it by clicking on the Finish button given on the installer window.
  • 6. Your software is now installed and ready to use, open it and starts programming.


  • Comes with error-checker and auto-correct
  • Simple and easy-to-use software
  • Compatible with five languages


  • Complicated for beginners

App Name: Visual Studio Express

License: Freeware

OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64

Latest Version: V2019

Latest Update: 2020-12-02

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

User Rating: 3.63

Category: Developer Tools

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