Open web tooling

Visual Studio gives you the tools and flexibility you need to create and deploy modern web applications today.

  • HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3, LESS/Sass, C#
  • ASP.NET, PHP, Python, Node, Angular, Bootstrap
  • NuGet, Bower, npm, Grunt, Gulp


The best-in-class Bower support makes it easier than ever to use Bower components in your projects.

bower.json Intellisense

Get full IntelliSense for everything in bower.json, including live search results from the online Bower registry.

Bower package Intellisense

Install on save

As soon as you save any changes to the bower.json file, Visual Studio automatically calls bower install to install or restore all packages.

IDE integration

The Solution Explorer integrates with Bower to show a logical tree-view structure of the package dependencies.

Bower IDE integration

Light bulbs

Perform common tasks on individual packages using the light bulbs that automatically appear next to each package.

Bower light bulbs

Automatic removal of BOM

To make sure that Bower is always able to read the bower.json file, Visual Studio automatically strips the Byte Order Mark (BOM) when the file is saved.

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