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Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

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You can use Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop to build powerful desktop apps in C#, Visual Basic, and C++. You can target client technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Win32.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
    Version:

    2012

    File Name:

    wdexpress_full.exe

    VS2012_WDX_ENU.iso

    Date Published:

    7/09/2012

    File Size:

    913 KB

    607.8 MB

      Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop enables the creation of desktop apps in C#, Visual Basic, and C++, and supports Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Win32. Note: Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop cannot be used to build Windows Store apps. If you want to build Windows Store apps, you can also install Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8. Or, to develop apps for all Microsoft platforms and the web, try Visual Studio Professional 2012.

      Note: Customer Experience Improvement Program is enabled in this version of Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. To learn more, go here.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

        • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
        • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
      • Hardware Requirements:
        • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
        • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
        • 5 GB of available hard disk space
        • 5400 RPM hard drive
        • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
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