Download and Install Visual Studio 2022

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022

In this article, I am going to discuss How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System. Please read our previous article, where we discussed ASP.NET Core Environment. If you don’t have Visual Studio on your development machine, installing the latest Visual Studio 2022 is recommended.

Currently, .NET 6 has Long Term Support (LTS). Visual Studio 2022 supports .NET 6. You can use your favorite IDE, such as Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, etc., to develop, restore, build, and run .NET Core Applications. On my machine, I have installed the Windows operating system. So, I am going to use Visual Studio as my editor, or you can say Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing ASP.NET Core Applications. But this is not mandatory. You can use any editor of your choice.

What is Visual Studio?

Microsoft Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft. Visual Studio is the one-stop shop for all applications built on the .NET platform. One can develop, debug and run applications using Visual Studio. Both Desktop and Web-Based applications can be designed and developed using this Visual Studio IDE.

Beyond Code Editing, Visual Studio IDE brings together Graphical User Interface, Compilers, Code Completion Tools, Source Control like TFS, Extensions, and many more features in one place. 

Now, let us proceed and understand the step-by-step process of how to Download and Install Visual Studio. I am going to show you how to Download and Install Visual Studio on Windows Operating System.

How to Download Visual Studio for Windows?

Let’s look at the Visual Studio Installation steps and download Visual Studio IDE so that we can work with creating programs in the subsequent sessions. Here, we are going to download Visual Studio 2022, which is currently the latest version. As we will develop .NET 6 Applications, the latest version of Visual Studio is required.

In order to Download Visual Studio Latest Version, please visit the following Visual Studio download link

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/

Once you visit the above link, you will get the following page.

How to Download Visual Studio for Windows?

Here, you can select

  1. Visual Studio 2022 Community Edition
  2. Visual Studio 2022 Professional Edition (90-Day Free Trial)
  3. Visual Studio 2022 Enterprise Edition (90-Day Free Trial)

If you are a student or want to practice Programming, you can select the Community Edition, which is absolutely free. I am selecting the Community Edition and simply clicking on the free download button, as shown in the above image. Once you click on the free download button, it will download the Visual Studio 2022 Community Edition EXE file, as shown in the below image.

How to Download Visual Studio for Windows?

Open the .exe file.

Simply click on the downloaded EXE file as shown in the below image.

How to Download Visual Studio for Windows?

Or you can also double-click on the EXE file downloaded on your machine, as shown in the image below.

How to Download Visual Studio for Windows?

Once you double-click, it will open one popup asking if you want to allow this app to change your device. Simply click on the Yes button to continue.

Start the Visual Studio Installation

Once you click on the Yes button in the previous step, it will open the following window. From this screen, click the continue button to start the Visual Studio installation, as shown in the image below.

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

Once you click on the Continue button, Visual Studio will start downloading the initial files. Download speed will vary as per your internet connection. Let the installation complete as shown in the below image.

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

Select the Visual Studio Features:

Once the initial files are downloaded, then you will get the following Visual Studio installer screen. Here, I am selecting two checkboxes.

  1. ASP.NET and Web Development: For developing WEB Based application
  2. .NET Desktop Development: For developing Console, Windows Form, WPF Applications

Once you select the above two checkboxes from the workload section, click the Install button, as shown in the image below.

Select the Visual Studio Features

Wait for the files to be downloaded.

Once you click on the Install button, Visual Studio will start downloading the relevant files based on the features you selected in the previous step. This will take some time to download the required files. You can monitor the same as shown in the below image.

Wait for the files to be downloaded

Sign in to Visual Studio

Once the download is completed, you will get the screen asking you to sign in to Visual Studio. You can sign in, or you can sign in later also using your Microsoft Account.

Open Visual Studio

Open the Visual Studio IDE. As we open for the first time, it will ask you to select the theme as per your choice and then simply click on the Start Visual Studio Button, as shown in the image below.

Open Visual Studio

That’s it. Now you are ready to develop .NET Applications using C# language in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio IDE, you can create new C# applications by clicking Create a new project option, as shown in the image below.

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

If you already have installed Visual Studio 2022, then make sure the above ASP.NET and web development are installed. If not installed, you can install this using Visual Studio Installer. Make sure ‘’.NET 6.0 Runtime” and “.NET SDK” are checked under the “Individual components” section as shown below.

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

Once you installed it, then you can verify the same using the command prompt (Windows OS) and Terminal (Linus OS). On my Machine, I have installed Windows Operating System. So, I can verify the same using the “dotnet –list-sdks” command, as shown in the below image, which will give you the list of all SDKs installed on your machine.

How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System

If the .NET 6 Framework is installed successfully on your machine, they will see the version number as shown in the above image.

Note: The latest version of .NET is .NET 7. Visual Studio 2022 17.4 version and onwards supports .NET 7. So, if you have installed a visual studio 2022 version greater than or equal to 17.4, then installing .NET SDK will install the .NET 7 version of SDK, which is backward compatible and supports .NET 6 applications

Visual Studio Key Features

Here are the key features of Visual Studio:

  1. Creation of an application in any .Net language: The Visual Studio IDE can be used to develop .NET applications using any .NET Supported Programming language such as C#, VB, F#, etc.
  2. Creation of any application type: The Visual Studio IDE can be used to develop different types of .NET applications such as Web-based applications or Windows Forms-based applications, Console Applications, Web APIs, etc.
  3. Debug Applications on the fly: Applications can be tested as they are being built. The IDE allows one to run the program at any point of time during the development process. Hence, a developer can check for errors during the development phase.
  4. Extensions: The IDE has the facility to install third-party extensions.

In the next article, I am going to discuss How to Download and Install .NET Core SDK. Here, in this article, I try to explain How to Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 on Windows Operating System. I hope you enjoy this Download and Install Visual Studio 2022 article.

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