Get Started Developing with Visual Studio
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Welcome to Visual Studio! After you have downloaded the product, these pages will help you get started coding.
Make web apps: Tools to create and deploy modern web applications.
Make cross-platform mobile apps in C# or Visual Basic (Xamarin) : Get started using Visual Studio and Tools for Xamarin to create mobile apps that run on Android, iOS, and the Universal Windows Platform from a shared code base.
Make native cross-platform apps and libraries in C++ Go here to get started creating C++ apps and libraries that run on Android, iOS, and the Universal Windows Platform.
Make games with DirectX : Get started creating Universal Windows Platform games using DirectX.
Make games with Unity : Get started creating cross-platform games using Unity framework.
Make Universal Windows Platform apps : Get started creating apps that run on the Universal Windows Platform (XBox, PCs, tablets, Windows Phone, Surface Hub, and Internet of Things).
Make desktop applications : Go here to get started creating traditional desktop applications that run on Windows PCs.
Make Office applications : Get started creating Office applications that extend and customize Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint with Office 365 services.
Tour Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server Learn more about Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server.
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|Getting Started with C++||Getting Started with Debugging in Visual Studio 2015|