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How to Download and Install Visual Studio on MacOS?

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  • Last Updated : 24 Feb, 2022

Microsoft Visual Studio is a platform to develop computer programs, websites, web apps, web services, and mobile apps. It is developed by Microsoft. It is available in 13 languages. It used platforms like Windows API, Windows Store, Microsoft Silverlight, etc. It can produce native and managed code. Its community edition is free to use and open source for all to download. Microsoft visual studio was first released on 4 Dec. 1997 and the code name of this edition is called Boston. The slogan for Visual Studio Community edition is “Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers”.

Installing Microsoft Visual Studio on macOS 

Follow the below steps to install Microsoft Visual Studio on macOS:

Step 1: Visit website using any web browser. 


Step 2: Click on Download Visual Studio for Mac Button.


Step 3: Now check for the executable file in downloads in your system and run it.


Step 4:  Now click on Install Visual Studio for Mac.


Step 5: It is prompt confirmation to open the software click on Open.


Step 6: It’s a Thanks wishes for downloading the software from Microsoft now Click on Continue.


Step 7: Now choose according to your system configuration and click on Install and Updates Button.


Step 8: Now downloading will start. It takes time.


Step 9: After completing downloading go to the applications and open Visual Studio.


Step 10: It is a login window of Microsoft you can either log in or Choose the I”ll do this later option.


Step 11: Now you can choose the keyboard shortcuts to control the visual studio and click on Continue.


Step 12: Now Choose New to start the project or to see the interface of the Microsoft Visual Studio.

choosing-new-optionThe interface is initialized and is ready to use.interface-initialized

Congratulations!! At this point, you have successfully installed Microsoft Visual Studio on your macOS.

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