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Visual Studio 2017 Professional


This package skips automatic verification:

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

This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/5/2017.


Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small teams.

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
- Office/SharePoint 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 visualstudio2017professional --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 dotnet4.6.1 or later) first, perform a reboot if needed, and then continue with the VS package install.

To install Visual Studio 2017 Professional, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install visualstudio2017professional

To upgrade Visual Studio 2017 Professional, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade visualstudio2017professional


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-VisualStudio `
        -PackageName 'visualstudio2017professional' `
        -ApplicationName 'Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum 'EB4FC0A0C9C55AFDF86CF4D53625A41F554A4A49A7EDCAC6C9CFDFDC34FE1722' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -InstallerTechnology 'WillowVS2017OrLater' `
        -Product 'Professional' `
        -VisualStudioYear '2017'
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    Remove-VisualStudioProduct `
        -PackageName 'visualstudio2017professional' `
        -Product 'Professional' `
        -VisualStudioYear '2017'

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft



Release Notes


Visual Studio 2017 release notes


- Package metadata updated for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2.26430.12 (the native installer always installs the latest released Visual Studio 2017 build).
- To avoid problems with upgrade, installation is skipped if the product is already installed.
- Fixed issues on some OS languages caused by nonstandard whitespace in install script.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio 2017 Professional 15.0.26228.0 856 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 approved
Visual Studio 2017 Professional - Release Candidate (2017-02-07) 15.0.26206.20170228-rc6 147 Thursday, March 2, 2017 exempted
Visual Studio 2017 Professional - Release Candidate 15.0.25914.20161116-RC 164 Thursday, November 17, 2016 exempted

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