Visual Studio For Mac Free


A more familiar experience for Visual Studio users

Fast and fluid, for everyone: we’re moving Visual Studio for Mac to native macOS UI, which will fix over 100 previously reported issues related to performance, reliability, accessibility, and product quality.

A modern .NET IDE for the Mac: Experience a new look and feel in Visual Studio for Mac that combines the modern macOS UI with the productive experience you’ve come to know and love in Visual Studio..

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An experience familiar to Visual Studio users: we’re updating menus, terminology, and the user experience across the IDE make it easier to leverage your existing knowledge of Visual Studio running on Windows.

Learn more about the changes in the release notes. Learn more about the changes in the release notes. A Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or above. A Mac that is compatible with the latest version of Xcode.

See Apple's minimum requirements documentation.


The latest version of Xcode.

It may be possible to use an older version of Xcode if your Mac isn't compatible with the latest version. If you don't have an Apple ID already, you can create a new one at

It's necessary to have an Apple ID for installing and signing into Xcode.

Once the download is complete, select the VisualStudioforMacInstaller.dmg to mount the installer, then run it by double-clicking the arrow logo:.
Wait while the installer checks your system:. An alert will appear asking you to acknowledge the privacy and license terms.


Follow the links to read them, then press Continue if you agree:. The list of available workloads is displayed.