How to download Microsoft Visual Studio for M1/M2 Mac


If you have a Mac with M1/M2 Apple Silicon Chip and you want to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio Code to develop apps and games for iOS, Android, and the web using .NET Framework, you can follow the below simple steps,

  1. Go to the website: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/mac/
  2. Now click on Download. This should download VisualStudioForMacInstaller DMG File.
  3. Double click and open the installer and click on "Install Visual Studio for Mac"
    VisualStudioForMacInstaller DMG File
    Install Visual Studio for Mac
  4. You may see an alert "Visual Studio for Mac" app is downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?, click open.

    app downloaded from the Internet? Are you sure you want to open it
  5. You may get this error if your internet connection is unstable, just do retry and it should work.
    Something went wrong Visual Studio Mac
    Downloading and installing Visual Studio
  6. Once the installation is complete, you will see the hello screen to login
    Hello - Sign in to start using your Azure credits and activate extra features by unlocking the Visual Studio IDE

You can do a lot with Visual Studio for Mac.

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