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    Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Framework Documentation (ISO image)

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    This download includes an ISO image file of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation—overviews, how-to articles, API reference pages, sample code, and more—to help you in your development efforts.
    • 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:

      See file name.

      File Name:

      VS2012Documentation.iso

      VS2013Documentation.iso

      Date Published:

      6/10/2014

      File Size:

      2.7 GB

      4.0 GB

        Visual Studio is a family of products, tools, and technologies that you can use to build powerful, high-performance apps, including Windows Store, desktop, web, phone, and game-console apps. You can write code in Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual F#, and JavaScript, and create mixed-language solutions. And you can simplify the development of your apps by using the .NET Framework.

        This download includes an ISO image file of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation—overviews, how-to articles, API reference pages, sample code, and more—to help you in your development efforts. It includes multiple ISO files for different versions of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation. When you choose the Download button, you’ll be prompted to select one of these files (see Quick Details for a list).

        After you download the ISO image file, you can record, or "burn," the image to a recordable DVD for later installation or redistribution. You can also open the ISO image file and copy its contents to a local folder, or you can mount and access the ISO image file as a virtual device.

        The Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation is provided in the following formats:

        • Online, in the MSDN Library (this is the most up-to-date content):
        • Offline, through downloadable books (available from the Visual Studio Help menu).
        • (This download) As a DVD5 ISO image file, which is a copy of a DVD that includes the documentation. The image file is provided for users who want to create an installation DVD (for example, administrators who want to install the documentation on multiple computers offline). If you want to download the documentation for local use on a single computer, choose the online or offline option above.

        Note: This DVD5 ISO image file doesn’t include updates to the documentation that were made after product release. See the online documentation for the latest information.
    • Supported Operating System

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

          • Windows 8 or later (x86 and x64)
          • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (x86 and x64)
          • Windows Server 2012 or later (x64)
          • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
        • Hardware Requirements:
          • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
          • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
          • 10 GB of available hard disk space
          • 5400 RPM hard drive
          • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
        1. Select the language for the download page. This option doesn’t download the localized version of the documentation; it only affects the text displayed on the download page.
        2. Choose Download.
        3. When prompted, select the file for the version of the documentation you want to download (see Details above), and then choose Next.
        4. When the download prompt appears, choose Save or Open to download the ISO image file. After you download the ISO image, you can mount it on a virtual drive on your computer, or burn a DVD. For instructions, see the documentation that’s included with your operating system or your DVD writing software.
        5. For additional information about installing the documentation, view the Readme file from the download.

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