Visual Studio 2015 Preview Is Here ! [Latest]
This table lists the latest supported English (en-US) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022. The latest supported version has the most recent implemented C++ features, security, reliability, and performance improvements. It also includes the latest C++ standard language and library standards conformance updates. We recommend you install this version for all applications created using Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, or 2022.
Visual Studio 2015 Preview is Here ! [Latest]
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Visual Studio versions since Visual Studio 2015 share the same Redistributable files. For example, any apps built by the Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, or 2022 toolsets can use the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. However, the version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installed on the machine must be the same or higher than the version of the Visual C++ toolset used to create your application. For more information about which version of the Redistributable to install, see Determining which DLLs to redistribute. For more information about binary compatibility, see C++ binary compatibility between Visual Studio versions.
Windows XP Support: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Current versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2022 only support Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10, and 11. The last version of the Visual C++ Redistributable that works on Windows XP shipped in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 (file versions starting with 14.27). The Redistributable is available in the my.visualstudio.com Downloads section as Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019 (version 16.7). Use the Search box to find this version. To download the files, select the platform and language you need, and then choose the Download button.
These links download the latest supported en-US Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2013.You can download other versions and languages from Update for Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package or from my.visualstudio.com.
These links download the latest supported en-US Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4. You can download other versions and languages from Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 or from my.visualstudio.com.
The release also includes full integration of the Unity Tools for Visual Studio, which enables developers to use the Visual Studio IDE for Unity application development. Visual Studio Tools for Unity (VSTU) 2.0 Preview includes better support for debugger attributes and visualization for objects. Last but not least, Microsoft has also released a preview of Visual Studio Emulator for Android. for .NET 2015, it includes ASP.NET 5, a lean composable framework for building Web and cloud applications. It is cross-platform and open source, and apps can run side-by-side with different versions of the framework on the same server.
Now that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2015, and they are encouraging people to use their latest version, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that [Strike]Unreal Engine 4 does not currently support Visual Studio 2015. Yet. We are working on finalizing support for Visual Studio 2015, and it will be coming soon in a future release version. For now, please continue to use Visual Studio 2013 as we will not be able to provide support for Visual Studio 2015 until the Engine officially supports it.[/strike]
I was doing some experiment with C# 6 using Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I created two projects and for one project I wanted to target C# 6 which is default in Visual Studio 2015 so no effort is needed in this case. But for other project I wanted to write code doing same thing but targeting C# 5, in order to compare and appreciate how better it is now in C# 6. I found that to set targeted C# version is not straightforward in Visual Studio. It is very simple but tricky so I will share that trick here.
3. Entity Data Model Wizard in Visual Studio (2012/2015/2017) opens with four options to select from: EF Designer from database for the database-first approach, Empty EF Designer model for the model-first approach, Empty Code First modeland Code First from database for Code-First approach. We are using database-first approach here, so select the EF Designer from database option and click Next.
A program I am installing requires Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools. However, I am unable to find these anywhere. The link they provided 404s. So I tried googling it. The top result: -the-official-release-of-the-visual-c-build-tools-2015/actually downloads the 2017 version.