The Visual Studio IDE is a creative launching pad that you can use to edit, debug, and build code, and then publish an app. Over and above the standard editor and debugger that most IDEs provide, Visual Studio includes compilers, code completion tools, graphical designers, and many more features to enhance the software development process.
Visual Studio is the fastest IDE for productivity. Target any platform, any device. Build any type of application. Work together in real time. Diagnose and stop problems before they happen. It makes the stuff you do every day more fluid and responsive.
Visual Studio for Mac is a .NET integrated development environment on the Mac that can be used to edit, debug, and build code and then publish an app. In addition to a code editor and debugger, Visual Studio for Mac includes compilers, code completion tools, graphical designers, and source control features to ease the software development process.
Extensions are add-ons that customize and enhance Visual Studio, including extra settings, features, or uses for existing tools. With thousands of extensions on the marketplace, you’ve got options galore to increase your productivity and cater to your workflow.