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Visual Studio 2013

Welcome to Visual Studio 2013, a family of products, tools, and technologies that you can use to build powerful, high-performance apps. You can use the resources in this topic to learn how to create Windows Store apps, in addition to desktop, web, phone, and game-console apps, in this release of Visual Studio.

Welcome to Visual Studio 2012


Download Visual Studio 2013:

For information about system requirements, see Visual Studio 2013 Compatibility.



Learn how to create applications by using Visual Studio 2013:

What's New?

What's New?

Learn about new features in Visual Studio 2013:

Code Samples

Code Samples

Get code samples for Visual Studio 2013:

How Do I? Videos


Learn about features in Visual Studio by watching How Do I? Videos on MSDN.

Watch screencasts and interviews with members of the Visual Studio product team on Channel 9.



Visit the Visual Studio vNext Forums to ask questions about Visual Studio 2013 and the .NET Framework 4.5.

MSDN Developer Center

MSDN Developer Centers

Visit the Developer Centers on MSDN to find code samples, videos, community sites, documentation, and other resources.

patterns & practices

patterns & practices

Get recommendations about how to design and develop custom apps by using Microsoft products and technologies.

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