Tools for .NET and .NET Core Azure developers
Visual Studio has tooling for many Azure services built-in. Some Azure services have additional tools or emulators available, such as Azure Storage Explorer. See the documentation for your Azure service for any additional tools, if necessary.
These instructions install the recommended starting development environment for your operating system.
Visual Studio versions 2017 and later have built-in support for Azure development. The below steps describe enabling Azure development support in Visual Studio.
For Visual Studio 2015 and earlier, follow these instructions.
Step 1: Download Visual Studio 2019
You can skip this step if you already have Visual Studio 2019 installed.
Step 2: Install the two Azure workloads
In the Visual Studio installer, install Visual Studio (or modify an existing installation). Make sure the Azure development and ASP.NET and web development workloads are selected.
Step 3: Develop with .NET on Azure
Get started by deploying your first ASP.NET Core web app on Azure App Service.