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12.0.20827.3 2013 RC

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Microsoft Build Tools 12.0.20827.3 2013 RC


It cannot be said that Microsoft Build Tools has an interface as it actually is a number of libraries and Visual Basic/C# compilers that allow end users and developers to start building applications on the spot. The actual application resides in the MSBuild folder in Program Files, which is the old name of Microsoft Build Tools used before this release.

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Basic Operations

By itself Microsoft Build Tools does not do much as it is a set of tools that allow end users to create various applications for the .NET platform. You also must know something about programming in order to be able to use this application to the fullest.


Microsoft Build Tools can be useful software to you if you know what you want to build as an application. It is freeware software that offers a number of Visual Basic and C# tools to developers who do not want to install Microsoft Visual Studio on their computers. In addition it will allow you to start building applications in no time but you must have programming knowledge, otherwise this application will be useless to you.


  • Allows programmers to develop applications
  • Does not require Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Free


  • Does not run on virtual machines
Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev

Microsoft Build Tools is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Microsoft Build Tools is clean from viruses. The current version of Microsoft Build Tools has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Microsoft Build Tools 12.0.20827.3 2013 RC is 100% safe for your computer.

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