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Visual Studio 2017 Community

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Due to dependencies which require reboots, this package is exempt from verification testing.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/2/2018.


Free, full-featured and extensible tool for students, open-source and individual developers.

To find out what's new or to see the known issues, see the Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes.
System requirements

Customizations and Optional features

By default, the package installs only the bare minimum required (the Core Editor workload). The easiest way to add more development features is to use the workload packages:
- Azure development
- Data storage and processing
- .NET desktop development
- Game development with Unity
- Linux development with C++
- Desktop development with C++
- Game development with C++
- Mobile development with C++
- .NET Core cross-platform development
- Mobile development with .NET
- ASP.NET and web development
- Node.js development
- Universal Windows Platform development
- Visual Studio extension development
- Mobile development with JavaScript

All package parameters are passed to the Visual Studio installer, enabling full customization of the installation. The possible parameters are described here. The package passes --norestart --wait by default, and --quiet, unless --passive is specified in the package parameters.

After installing the package, more features can also be added by launching the Visual Studio Installer application from the Start Menu.

The language of the installed software can be controlled using the package parameter --locale language.
The list of languages is presented here. By default, the operating system display language is used.

Full installation

This command will install Visual Studio with all available workloads and optional components, display progress during the installation and specify the English language regardless of operating system settings:

choco install visualstudio2017community --package-parameters "--allWorkloads --includeRecommended --includeOptional --passive --locale en-US"


A reboot may be required after (or even before) installing/uninstalling this package.
If control over reboots is required, please install the dependencies (like dotnet4.6.2 or later) first, perform a reboot if needed, and then continue with the VS package install.


  • tools\.skipAutoUninstall
  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-VisualStudio `
        -PackageName 'visualstudio2017community' `
        -ApplicationName 'Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum 'DFCE665A9A4728DC7AE1F26521AE9C709C34E5C13E0724845106CACBADD09F89' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -InstallerTechnology 'WillowVS2017OrLater' `
        -Product 'Community' `
        -VisualStudioYear '2017'
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    Remove-VisualStudioProduct `
        -PackageName 'visualstudio2017community' `
        -Product 'Community' `
        -VisualStudioYear '2017'

Virus Scan Results

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft



Release Notes


Visual Studio 2017 release notes

- Package metadata updated for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7.4 (the native installer always installs the latest released Visual Studio 2017 build).
- Updated bootstrapper url.

Package parameter examples

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio 2017 Community 1812 Saturday, November 17, 2018 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Community 1303 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Community 2143 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Community 1749 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Community 3700 Monday, September 3, 2018 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Community 1677 Thursday, August 16, 2018 approved
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