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2019 version 16.11 Ends in 7 years
(01 Apr 2029)
2019 version 16.10 Yes
2019 version 16.9 Ends in 1 year
(01 Oct 2022)
2019 version 16.8 No
2019 version 16.7 Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(01 Apr 2020)
2019 version 16.6 No
2019 version 16.5 No
2019 version 16.4 Ends in 1 week
(01 Oct 2021)
2019 version 16.3 No
2019 version 16.2 No
2019 version 16.1 No
2019 version 16.0 No
2017 Ends in 5 years
(01 Apr 2027)
2015 Ends in 4 years
(01 Oct 2025)
2013 Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(01 Jan 2024)
2012 Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(01 Jan 2023)
2010 No

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Visual Studio 2019 follows the Microsoft Product Fixed Lifecycle Policy of 10 years. The first 5 years of Mainstream Support provide feature updates, platform updates, security updates, and functionality fixes, and the second 5 years of Extended support provide security updates. For more information, search the Support Lifecycle Database.

Visual Studio 2017 and earlier are also supported for 10 years

The Visual Studio Community edition is only supported on the recommended latest release of the latest minor version of Visual Studio.

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