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Visual Studio Extension for Lua is a free, open source plugin that turns Visual Studio into a Lua development environment. It is designed, developed, and supported by Microsoft and the community.

Build status Visual Studio Extension

The extension currently supports editing intelliSense, syntax colorization, formatting, and error squiggles. It also supports single Lua file debugging.

The installer is available on

Releases • Visual Studio Extension for Lua 1.0 includes editing and local debugging support for Visual Studio 2015.

Contributions We would love to have you as a contributor!


This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

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