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Is VS2015 is now official version for EPiServer development



Is VS2015 is now official version for EPiServer development platform? We are planning to move to a full stack VS2015, is anybody had any issue with VS2015, developing under EPiServer 8 and CMO.


Apr 15, 2016 15:44

I'm using vs2015. No issues so far

Apr 15, 2016 20:03

The only "issue" i have as a frontend & backend developer is the frontend part, but that has nothing to do with EPi, just that VS aint' a good platform for frontend development, way to slow imo.

Apr 16, 2016 2:55

VS 2015 has worked well for me

Apr 16, 2016 6:36


I've been using VS2015 since its release last year with various projects of Episerver, and there have been no issues. 


Apr 16, 2016 9:22

EPiServer has nothing todo with vs2015 or any for that matter you just need to make sure that the project can be upgraded to the latest version. Moving from for instance 2013 to 2015 and back is seemles since 2015 support the project from vs2013 fully. I actully move between diffrent versions of vs in the same project cause of a problem with vs2015 nuget manager that I have.

So the is no problem at all working with 2015 and epi cms 8 since it has not anything todo with the version of vs. You can actually use VS Code or sublime as long as you do not need to compile the project. I use Code from time to time when opening a project and making a small change since it is a bit faster then the complete version.

Apr 17, 2016 19:50

Yup, I am another one who currently used VS2015 with .NET 4.6 on our eCommerce project, everything went fine, except a few issues with Rosyln compiler which required to recompile the solution sometimes. 

Apr 18, 2016 6:37

You can see the officially supported version of VS here

This will mostly matter for the vs extension and alloy project however. So if you can live without these you can basically code in notepad. 

So answer is again, no...(but it works) :)

Edited, Apr 18, 2016 7:41

We updated the document now, Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 are now officially supported.

Apr 18, 2016 15:01
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