Installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 for Windows

You can use Windows 7 SP1 or later to complete most of the chapters in this book, but you will have a better experience if you use Windows 10.

Since October 2014, Microsoft has made a professional-quality edition of Visual Studio available to everyone for free. It is called the Community Edition.


Microsoft has combined all its free developer offerings in a program called Visual Studio Dev Essentials. This includes the Community Edition, the free level of Visual Studio Team Services, Azure credits for test and development, and free training from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin.

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