Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs,

as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as

Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native code and managed code.

System Requirements for Visual Studio 2019

Before you begin installing Visual Studio 2019:

  1. Check the system requirements. These requirements help you know whether your computer supports Visual Studio 2019.
  2. Apply the latest Windows updates. These updates ensure that your computer has both the latest security updates and the required system components for Visual Studio.
  3. Reboot. The reboot ensures that any pending installs or updates don’t hinder the Visual Studio install.
  4. Free up space. Remove unneeded files and applications from your %SystemDrive% by, for example, running the Disk Cleanup app.

Download Visual Studio 2019

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads

Choose the edition of Visual Studio that you want,

Choose Save, and then choose Open folder.

Install the Visual Studio installer

Run the bootstrapper file to install the Visual Studio Installer. This new lightweight installer includes everything you need to both install and customize Visual Studio.

  • From your Downloads folder, double-click the bootstrapper that matches or is similar to one of the following files:
    • vs_community.exe for Visual Studio Community
    • vs_professional.exe for Visual Studio Professional
    • vs_enterprise.exe for Visual Studio Enterprise
  • If you receive a User Account Control notice, choose Yes.
  • We’ll ask you to acknowledge the Microsoft License Terms and the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Choose Continue.

Choose workloads

After the installer is installed, you can use it to customize your installation by selecting the feature sets—or workloads—that you want. Here’s how.

After you choose the workload(s) you want, choose Install.

Next, status screens appear that show the progress of your Visual Studio installation.

After the new workloads and components are installed, choose Launch.

Choose individual components (Optional)

If you don’t want to use the Workloads feature to customize your Visual Studio installation, or you want to add more components than a workload installs, you can do so by installing or adding individual components from the Individual components tab. Choose what you want, and then follow the prompts.

Install language packs (Optional)

By default, the installer program tries to match the language of the operating system when it runs for the first time. To install Visual Studio in a language of your choosing, choose the Language packs tab from the Visual Studio Installer, and then follow the prompts.

Change the installer language from the command line

Another way that you can change the default language is by running the installer from the command line. For example, you can force the installer to run in English by using the following command: vs_installer.exe –locale en-US. The installer will remember this setting when it is run the next time. The installer supports the following language tokens: zh-cn, zh-tw, cs-cz, en-us, es-es, fr-fr, de-de, it-it, ja-jp, ko-kr, pl-pl, pt-br, ru-ru, and tr-tr.

Change the installation location (Optional)

You can reduce the installation footprint of Visual Studio on your system drive. You can choose to move the download cache, shared components, SDKs, and tools to different drives, and keep Visual Studio on the drive that runs it the fastest.

Start developing

After Visual Studio installation is complete, choose the Launch button to get started developing with Visual Studio.

On the start window, choose Create a new project.

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