What happened to the Tools for Visual Studio? (Still free or what...?)

Discussion in 'Mixed Languages' started by bigmammapump, Nov 13, 2021.

  1. bigmammapump

    bigmammapump MDL Novice

    Nov 6, 2012
    After taking some time off (years) from coding as a hobby I discover today that the Tools for Visual Studio now require a valid Visual Studio license. At least that's what it says in the download description (on the the page's bottom). In such case, downloading this behemoth may not do me any good. Can someone save me some time and clarify what's going on? Please don't tell me there's no way to use the tools now unless you've bought their IDE (license)...
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

    Feb 19, 2011
    No key required, same as VS 2019/2017