Visual Studio workload and component IDs

Click the edition names in the following table to see the available workload and component IDs you need to install Visual Studio by using a command line, or to specify as a dependency in a VSIX manifest.

Updated for the 15.9 release

Edition ID Description
Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Enterprise Microsoft DevOps solution for productivity and coordination across teams of any size
Visual Studio Professional 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Professional Professional developer tools and services for small teams
Visual Studio Community 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Community Free, fully featured IDE for students, open-source, and individual developers
Visual Studio Team Explorer 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TeamExplorer Interact with Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Services without a Visual Studio developer toolset
Visual Studio Desktop Express 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.WDExpress Build Native and Managed applications like WPF, WinForms, and Win32 with syntax-aware code editing, source code control, and work item management. Includes support for C#, Visual Basic, and Visual C++.
Visual Studio Build Tools 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.BuildTools The Visual Studio Build Tools allows you to build native and managed MSBuild-based applications without requiring the Visual Studio IDE. There are options to install the Visual C++ compilers and libraries, MFC, ATL, and C++/CLI support.
Visual Studio Test Agent 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TestAgent Supports running automated tests and load tests remotely
Visual Studio Test Controller 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TestController Distribute automated tests to multiple machines
Visual Studio Test Professional 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TestProfessional Visual Studio Test Professional 2017
Visual Studio Feedback Client 2017 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.FeedbackClient Visual Studio Feedback Client 2017

For more information about how to use these lists, see the Use command-line parameters to install Visual Studio 2017 page and the How to: Migrate extensibility projects to Visual Studio 2017 page.

Updated for the 16.2 release

Edition ID Description
Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Enterprise Microsoft DevOps solution for productivity and coordination across teams of any size
Visual Studio Professional 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Professional Professional developer tools and services for small teams
Visual Studio Community 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Community Free, fully featured IDE for students, open-source, and individual developers
Visual Studio Team Explorer 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TeamExplorer Interact with Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Services without a Visual Studio developer toolset
Visual Studio Build Tools 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.BuildTools The Visual Studio Build Tools allows you to build native and managed MSBuild-based applications without requiring the Visual Studio IDE. There are options to install the Visual C++ compilers and libraries, MFC, ATL, and C++/CLI support.
Visual Studio Test Agent 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TestAgent Supports running automated tests and load tests remotely
Visual Studio Load Test Controller 2019 Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.TestController Distribute automated tests to multiple machines

For more information about how to use these lists, see the Use command-line parameters to install Visual Studio page and the How to: Migrate extensibility projects to Visual Studio page.

Note

For a list of the workload and component IDs for the previous version, see Visual Studio 2017 workload and component IDs

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