Free, full-featured and extensible tool for developers building non-enterprise applications.
- Full-featured Integrated Development Environment for building Web, Windows Desktop and cross-platform iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
- Ecosystem with thousands of extensions to choose from in the Visual Studio Gallery, or create your own.
- Free for open source projects, academic research, training, education and small professional teams.
### Attention Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Users
You must have Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update: April 2014 installed in order to install Visual Studio 2015
You can download KB2919355 here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2919355
You can customize the installation either by adding optional available features or by specifying own installation configuration file.
You can customize the installation either by specifying your own installation configuration file.
#### Adding optional features
Optional features (Sql tools, phone tools, etc.) are available but not installed by default.
To specify the features you want installed you can download the AdminDeployment.xml and modify it to support your needs.
Specifying the optional features above modifies the configuration file used during installation (AdminDeployment.xml). If that is not enough you can provide this file on your own.
choco install VisualStudio2015Community -packageParameters "--AdminFile c:\path to your\AdminDeployment.xml"
choco install VisualStudio2015Community -packageParameters "--AdminFile http://path/to/your/AdminDeployment.xml"