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 NuGet package manager is ideal for .NET components. With Visual Studio 2015 it is more powerful than ever.


The project.json file lists all of the NuGet package dependencies for ASP.NET 5 applications. The Visual Studio editor gives you full IntelliSense for project.json, including live search results from the online NuGet registry.

NuGet package Intellisense

Graphical package management experience

NuGet provides a graphical interface for managing packages. it's easy to get an overview of installed packages, do updates, and discover new packages for your project.

NuGet graphical UI]

Package Manager Console

You can use Windows PowerShell with NuGet, and with the Package Manager Console you get the PowerShell experience in Visual Studio.

NuGet package manager console

IDE integration

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

NuGet IDE integration

Multiple sources

Add any local or remote package source through the built-in NuGet settings dialog.

NuGet sources

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