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Visual Studio Code is a free, open-source alternative to WebMatrix.

Build web sites with a free, open-source code editor that runs on OS X, Linux, and Windows. Visual Studio Code is a code editor optimized for building modern web and cloud applications. It includes powerful editing features, streamlined debugging, thousands of extensions, and great support for ASP.NET Core!


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Download WebMatrix 3 with WebPI
Announcement: WebMatrix formal support ends on November 1st, 2017 - Learn More

By downloading and using the Web Platform Installer (WebPI), you agree to the license terms and privacy statement for WebPI. This installer will contact Microsoft over the Internet to retrieve product information. Some of the Microsoft software obtained through WebPI may use Microsoft's Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). To view which software uses CEIP, see here.