The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio is an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio running on Microsoft Windows that makes it easier for developers to develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications using Amazon Web Services. With the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, you'll be able to get started faster and be more productive when building AWS applications.

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio 2017 is available via the Visual Studio Marketplace. The AWS Toolkit for 2013 and 2015 is contained in the AWS SDK and Tools for .NET install package.

At this time, the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio does not support Visual Studio for Mac.

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The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio conveniently includes the AWS SDK for .NET, so you can get started building .NET applications on AWS infrastructure services in Visual Studio, including Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Amazon DynamoDB.

Easily create new .NET projects with the AWS .NET library by using one of the included project templates, or add the library to an existing project.

Use Visual Studio to build and debug your applications.


Easily access and administer your AWS infrastructure, including Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EC2, and more while developing your application. The AWS Explorer provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to create, edit, and delete resources.

Create, view, and delete Amazon S3 objects, Amazon DynamoDB items and attributes, Amazon SQS messages, and more.

Add, edit, and delete resources to help build and test your application without leaving the IDE.

Create queries against your data in Amazon DynamoDB and edit the results.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Use the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio to develop, debug, then deploy your .NET web applications using a web application template. Use Visual Studio to build and run your application locally before deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Learn more »

AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway
Create serverless applications with minimal administration and event-driven scaling with C# and Node.js using AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway.

Amazon Elastic Container Service
Easily build, register and deploy .NET Core Docker applications to the Amazon Elastic Container Service without ever leaving Visual Studio. Learn More »

AWS Explorer
The AWS Explorer lets you manage your AWS resources. Including your Amazon S3 Objects, Amazon DynamoDB Tables and EC2 instances.

CloudFormation Editor
Create new .NET web applications using an application template. Use Visual Studio to build with the convenience of IntelliSense and deploy to AWS with AWS CloudFormation. Learn more »

Project Templates
The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio includes project templates for AWS Lambda functions, AWS CloudFormation templates and sample projects showing how to use various AWS services.


Discover all the features in the Getting Started Guide »

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Discover more about using .NET with AWS in the .NET Developer Center »


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