Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Released, Download Now


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Today is the Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 release day. These software from the house of Microsoft have finally graduated exiting the preview stage and are now ready for download.

Microsoft’s flagship development environment Visual Studio has got a major update in the form of Visual Studio 2015. Around the world, millions of developers use Visual Studio to make cross-platform platform applications for iOS, Windows, and Android. Apart from the Studio, Microsoft’s .NET framework too has got an update.

The fully-featured Visual Studio IDE comes free for non-enterprise development. Microsoft has also revealed that there has been about 5 million downloads of Visual Studio Community- the fastest ever in the history of a Visual Studio product.

The new Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 has brought hundreds of new features useful for developing desktop, web, mobile, cloud and more.

This release also underlines the fact that now developers can write Windows 10 universal apps and recompile them before submitting to the Windows app store. For those who aren’t aware, universal apps mean that now developers can target apps in Xbox One, Windows Phone, HoloLens, and Windows 10 PC with a single codebase.

For Android developers, Visual Studio 2015 also include an Android emulator.

Talking about the cross-platform functionality of Visual Studio 2015, the team has integrated Apache Cordova to achieve it. Now developers can build iOS and Android apps using JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. They are now equipped with the ability to import their C++ language skills and build components common to Windows, Android and iOS apps.

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Visual Studio 2015 supports C# 6 and VB.NET along with the improved support for C++, Python, and TypeScript. New diagnostic and debugging tools too have been included in this iteration of VS.

Now Visual Studio 2015 is out and available for buying. Timing of this release is perfect i.e. 9 days ahead of the official Windows 10 launch. Know more about the Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 here.

Download links are here: Visual Studio 2015 & .NET 4.6.

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