Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
Expectations on the Internet rise by the minute. With Visual Studio Express for Web you can create the fluid, responsive, experiences that will surprise and delight your audience—and keep them clicking back for more.
Express for Web
Rise to the highest web standards
Web customers are now mobile customers and vice versa. But no matter what platform they’re on, they still want more: more features, more intuitive interaction, and more responsive experiences. With full support for the latest web standards, new debugging tools, and applications that adapt to mobile on the fly, you’ll find that delivering a whole lot more just got a whole lot easier.
Develop to standards
Users browsing a web application employ a variety of browsers. Some browsers support plugins while others don’t, and all browsers have quirks that affect how they display a site. Web standards exist to help ensure that web applications look and work correctly regardless of the browser used. HTML, CSS, and ECMA scripts are the standards for developing cross-platform web sites. Visual Studio 2012 extends and significantly improves this support.
Use the latest HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities
Visual Studio 2012 includes full IntelliSense support for HTML5 making it easier to develop conforming web sites. In addition, the code editor has new productivity features that simplify web development. The CSS editor in Visual Studio 2012 has been updated to support the latest CSS3 standard and incorporates full IntelliSense.
Find problems faster
Develop for a modern platform and devices
Visual Studio 2012 helps make developing for mobile devices easier by supporting tools that optimize a page for a mobile device. For example, Visual Studio now supports jQuery Mobile, which includes controls optimized for mobile devices. By using a combination of these technologies, developers can create sites that look and perform great on mobile devices.
Powerful server side frameworks
.NET developers building a web site can choose between an ASP.NET Web Forms project or Model View Controller (MVC) templates. In MVC applications, developers define classes that describe the data being used by the page. This makes it much quicker and easier to bind data and work with user input.
Develop Web Services
Service developers can create services by using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Visual Studio 2012 makes it easier than ever to develop WCF services with built in support for Web API.
Reduce costs and streamline your developer operations
Move your development process to the cloud with Team Foundation Service, dramatically reducing your infrastructure maintenance and easily connecting to providers and external teams. With Team Foundation Service, your code is always safely managed and accessible.
Connected Devices, Continuous Services
Cloud enables your app with APIs that streamline connecting to continuous services. Or get Visual Studio 2012 Professional to create your own services that will be consumed by your site.
Supported operating systems
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- 32-bit (x86)
- 64-bit (x64)
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 4 GB of available hard disk space
- 100 MB of available hard disk space (language pack)
- 5400 RPM hard drive
- DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution