Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017
Version of Visual Studio
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Latest build15.9.34118.181 (15.9)
Support end
Visual Studio 2015
Replaced by
Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2017 (codenamed Dev15) is the eleventh major release of Visual Studio, released on 7 March 2017. It is the first version of Visual Studio to use the Visual Studio Installer, and also supports EditorConfig files. It is also the last version of Visual Studio to support Windows 10 Mobile application development and to have an Express for Windows Desktop edition.

This version of Visual Studio drops support for Windows 8.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio Installer[edit | edit source]

This release introduces the Visual Studio Installer, an installation system that makes Visual Studio more modular by adding or removing features or workloads. It also reduces the installation time of components.

Filtered IntelliSense[edit | edit source]

IntelliSense has been updated to let the user choose from more items to filter with, such as interfaces.

EditorConfig[edit | edit source]

This release also introduces support for EditorConfig files, and their syntax. An EditorConfig file is generally used to suppress project-wide warnings or messages.

Code style suggestions

Code Styles[edit | edit source]

This release introduces code styles, which are a set of rules with required styles and various severity levels using specifications.

Code completion[edit | edit source]

For languages such as C#, Visual Studio 2017 can now autocomplete various statements, such as If statements.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

15.0[edit | edit source]

15.1[edit | edit source]

15.2[edit | edit source]

15.3[edit | edit source]

15.4[edit | edit source]

15.5[edit | edit source]

15.6[edit | edit source]

15.7[edit | edit source]

15.8[edit | edit source]

15.9[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Visual Studio Installer[edit | edit source]

NOTE: The screenshots shown use a version of the VS Installer newer than what came with Visual Studio 2017. Most VS updates also update the Installer. However, the core functionality is still the same.

IDE[edit | edit source]