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Visual Studio is Microsoft's IDE (integrated development environment) offering for developing on its platforms, such as Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Out of the box, it supports C++, C#, VB.NET and F# for programming, as well as XML/XSLT, HTML, CSS and JavaScript for web development. Many other languages are available separately.

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