Update Visual Studio 2017 to the most recent release
We update Visual Studio often to extend its functionality and to fix customer-reported issues. To make sure you have the most current, optimized release of Visual Studio, you'll want to update it. Here's how.
To install, update, or modify Visual Studio, you must log on with an account that has administrative permissions. For more information, see User Permissions and Visual Studio.
Update by using the Notifications hub
When there are updates, you will see a notification flag in Visual Studio.
Click or tap the notification flag to open the Notifications hub.
Click or tap "Visual Studio Update" is available, which opens the Extensions and Updates dialog box.
In the Extensions and Updates dialog box, click or tap the Update button.
Update by using the Visual Studio Installer
Open the installer. You might need to update the installer before continuing. If this is the case, you'll be prompted to do so.
On a computer running Windows 10, you'll find the installer under the letter V as the Visual Studio Installer, or under the letter M as the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.
On the Product page in the installer, look for the edition of Visual Studio that you have installed.
If an update is available, you'll see an Update button. (It might take a few seconds for the installer to determine whether an update is available.)
Click or tap the Update button to install the updates.
Sometimes, things can go wrong. If your Visual Studio installation fails, see the Troubleshooting Visual Studio 2017 installation and upgrade issues page. If none of the troubleshooting steps help, you can contact us by live chat for installation assistance (English only). For details, see the Visual Studio support page.
Here are a few more support options:
- You can report product issues to us via the Report a Problem tool that appears both in the Visual Studio Installer and in the Visual Studio IDE.
- You can share a product suggestion with us on UserVoice.
- You can track product issues in the Visual Studio Developer Community, and ask questions and find answers.
- You can also engage with us and other Visual Studio developers through our Visual Studio conversation in the Gitter community. (This option requires a GitHub account).