Go(lang) support in Visual Studio (Professional || Enterprise) 2017


  • As I have been slowly finding myself migrating from Linux/Mac OS -> Windows 10 for my development/professional work. The tools that share my screen have also been changing. Most recently I switched to Visual Studio Code (, which has excellent go language support thru (

    This got me thinking that I should check out its big brother; Visual Studio. While it is pretty amazing, the lack of first class or even a high quality extension for go leaves me going back to VSC. Any chance this situation will change?

    Monday, January 02, 2017 2:34 AM

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  • Hi Eous phoros,

    According to your description, I have not found any Go Language extensions for VS2015, and I have found Golang support for VS2012 and VS2013:

    In my opinion, VS is good at C#, C++ and VB debug and development, but in Golang developing, I suggest you had better use VSC.



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