Visual Studio Build Tools 2017 component directory

The tables on this page list the IDs that you can use to install Visual Studio by using the command line. Note that we will add additional components as we release updates to Visual Studio.

Also note the following about this page:

  • Each workload has its own section, followed by the workload ID and a table of the components that are available for the workload.
  • By default, the Required components will be installed when you install the workload. If you choose to, you can also install the Recommended and Optional components.
  • We've also added a section that lists the additional components that are not affiliated with any workload.

For more information about how to use these IDs, see Use Command-Line Parameters to Install Visual Studio 2017 page. And, for a list of workload and component IDs for other products, see Visual Studio 2017 Workload and Component IDs page.

MSBuild Tools

ID: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.MSBuildTools

Description: Provides the tools required to build MSBuild-based applications.

Components included by this workload

Component ID Name Version Dependency type
Microsoft.Component.MSBuild MSBuild 15.0.26208.0 Required
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreBuildTools Visual Studio Build Tools Core 15.0.26228.0 Required
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Roslyn.Compiler C# and Visual Basic Roslyn compilers 15.0.26208.0 Required

Visual C++ build tools

ID: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.VCTools

Description: Build classic Windows-based applications using the power of the Visual C++ toolset, ATL, and optional features like MFC and C++/CLI.

Components included by this workload

Component ID Name Version Dependency type
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.CoreBuildTools Visual C++ Build Tools core features 15.0.26208.0 Required
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows10SDK Windows Universal C Runtime 15.0.26208.0 Required
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.CMake.Project Visual C++ tools for CMake 15.0.26208.0 Recommended
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows10SDK.15063.Desktop Windows 10 SDK (10.0.15063.0) for Desktop C++ x86 and x64 15.0.26403.0 Recommended
Microsoft.Component.VC.Runtime.UCRTSDK Windows Universal CRT SDK 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.Net.Component.4.6.1.SDK .NET Framework 4.6.1 SDK 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.Net.Component.4.6.1.TargetingPack .NET Framework 4.6.1 targeting pack 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Static.Analysis.Tools Static analysis tools 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.ATL Visual C++ ATL support 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.ATLMFC MFC and ATL support (x86 and x64) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.ClangC2 Clang/C2 (experimental) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.CLI.Support C++/CLI support 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.CoreIde Visual Studio C++ core features 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.Modules.x86.x64 Standard Library Modules 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.Tools.x86.x64 VC++ 2017 v141 toolset (x86,x64) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows10SDK.10240 Windows 10 SDK (10.0.10240.0) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows10SDK.10586 Windows 10 SDK (10.0.10586.0) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows10SDK.14393 Windows 10 SDK (10.0.14393.0) 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Windows81SDK Windows 8.1 SDK 15.0.26208.0 Optional
Microsoft.VisualStudio.ComponentGroup.NativeDesktop.Win81 Windows 8.1 SDK and UCRT SDK 15.0.26208.0 Optional

Web development build tools

ID: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.WebBuildTools

Description: MSBuild tasks and targets for building web applications.

Components included by this workload

Component ID Name Version Dependency type
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BuildTools.ComponentGroup Web development build tools 15.0.26323.1 Required

Unaffiliated components

These are components that are not included with any workload, but may be selected as an individual component.

Component ID Name Version
n/a n/a n/a

See also