Microsoft reminded that support for Visual Studio 2013 ends on April 9, 2024

Microsoft reminded that support for Visual Studio 2013 ends on April 9, 2024

In early January 2024, Microsoft reminded that support for the proprietary Visual Studio 2013 programming environment will end on April 9, 2024. This means that the decade-old version of Microsoft’s IDE will no longer receive bug updates and security patches.

Microsoft explained that starting in April, all releases of Visual Studio 2013, as well as the project’s associated software products, runtimes, and components, including Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Premium, Professional, Community, and Express editions, the Visual C++ Redistributable component for Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Shell, Deployment Agents, Agent IntelliTrace Collector, Microsoft Azure Tools, Multibyte MFC Library, Remote Tools, Release Management, SDK, SQL Server Data Tools, Team Explorer, and Web Tools Extensions.

Microsoft also explained that support for Visual Studio 2015 will end on October 14, 2025, and
Visual Studio 2017 – April 13, 2027. Even Visual Studio 2019 will move from mainstream support to extended support starting April 9, 2024. Microsoft emphasizes that developers should upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.11 to continue receiving updates. The preview channel for access to Visual Studio 2019 will also no longer receive updates from April 2024.

For developers still using older versions of Visual Studio 2013 and 2015, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Visual Studio 2022, which features a 64-bit architecture (a first for an IDE), built-in Git version control, code autocompletion with GitHub Copilot, tools for . NET 8 and the ability to develop .NET MAUI applications.

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