Saving bandwidth when downloading Visual Studio 2017

Saving bandwidth when downloading Visual Studio 2017

Today Microsoft release Visual Studio 2017, in the my previous post, you can download offline install of Visual Studio, but for some people, they just need Desktop development only, no need to download all component which is total around 18GB.

To saving your bandwidth, download only what you need, use –add <workload_id> options,for example: I just want download Winform Development only, so use

vs_community__18950355.1469052767.exe –layout d:\vs2017a –add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedDesktop

It’s only 1.4GB, faster than you download all component which is total 18GB.

Check list of workload here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/workload-and-component-ids, choose which edition that you want to download, then add ID after –add options

 

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