Visual Studio Express

Visual Studio Express is a family of free development tools, around for over a decade (although updated to remain in sync with the latest versions of Visual Studio), each providing a subset of Visual Studio Professional integrated development environment (IDE) functionality. While limited commercial use is allowed, in general, the three currently available editions are unsuitable for most midsize and large organizations’ purposes. The Visual Studio Express line-up is being phased out (version 2017 is the final one) with Microsoft recommending use of Visual Studio Community instead.

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