Documentation for previous versions of Visual Studio

Find documentation for old versions of Visual Studio and related tools. This is the documentation formerly hosted on MSDN. The content here is no longer indexed with major search engines. To search this documentation, use the site search box. To browse the documentation for the current version, see Visual Studio 2017.

  • Visual Studio 6.0 Documentation – Released June, 1998
  • Visual Basic 6.0 Documentation – Released June, 1998
  • Visual Studio 2003 Documentation - PDF - Released April, 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005 Documentation - PDF - Released November, 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008 Documentation - Released November, 2007
  • Visual Studio 2010 Documentation - Released April, 2010
  • Visual Studio 2012 Documentation - Released September, 2012
  • Visual Studio 2013 Documentation - Released October, 2013
  • Visual Studio 2015 Documentation - Released July, 2015
  • Visual Studio Tools for Applications

    Visual FoxPro

    Design Tools

    WebMatrix

    See Also

    Upgrading to Visual Studio 2017

    Servicing policy