Visual Studio Live Share Docs & Feedback
Visual Studio Live Share
Enabling developers to achieve greater confidence at speed by streamlining collaboration in real-time during development.
Many Visual Studio Live Features are available across a number of languages and platforms. See here to find out what we currently support and note more will be coming in the future.
Tip: Did you know you can join your own collaboration session? This allows you to try Live Share on your own or to spin up an instance of VS or VS Code and connect to it remotely! You can even use the same identity on both instances. Check it out!
- Connectivity requirements
- Security features
- Linux install details
- Language and platform support
- Extension support
- Common Use Cases
- Remote pair programming with VS Live Share
- Getting Started with Live Coding in Visual Studio Code w/Live Share
- Visual Studio Code: VS Live Share from Across the World
- Visual Studio Live Share - Two Developers Coding at Once
Download and install Visual Studio Live Share
Visual Studio Code (1.22.0+)
1. Install Visual Studio Code for Windows (7, 8.1, or 10), macOS (Sierra+), or 64-bit Linux (details)
2. Download and install the VS Live Share extension from the marketplace.
3. Reload and wait for dependencies to download and install (see status bar).
4. Linux: If prompted to install libraries, click install, enter password, restart VS Code when done.
Visual Studio 2017 15.6 or higher
1. Install the latest version of VS 2017 (15.6+) on Windows (7, 8.1, or 10).
2. Install a supported workload. (e.g. ASP.NET, .NET Core, C++, and/or Node.js)
3. Download and install the VS Live Share extension from the marketplace.
Contributing & Feedback
Have a question or feedback? There are many ways to contribute.
- Up-vote a feature or request a new one
- Search existing bugs or report a problem
- Shoot us a mail with suggestions or questions
- Hit us up on Twitter using #vsliveshare!
License for documentation:
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation All rights reserved. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (International): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
License for documentation code samples:
The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation