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Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 on January 20, 2014. The Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 includes the latest updates, including feature additions and bug fixes.

More information about  Visual Studio product updates is also available on the Visual Studio website.

How to obtain Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases. The following download link always points you to the latest update:

Download the latest Visual Studio 2013 update package now

You can also view the full list of Visual Studio 2013 Updates.

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How to install Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

For installation guidance for Visual Studio products, see:

How to install Visual Studio
How to obtain Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Important The Visual Studio update is an update that installs on top of existing client products (such as Professional, Premium, Ultimate, or Express for Windows) that are already installed on the computer.

The Release Management update is a full layout that includes the latest feature additions and bug fixes for "Release Management for Visual Studio 2013." Before you try to apply the Release Management update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases.

Because Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is go-live, the following upgrade paths apply.

Supported upgrades:

  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

Unsupported upgrades:

  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

New technology improvements and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

Fixed issues

Note Unless otherwise indicated, linked items will take you to Microsoft Connect webpages.

  • Build

    • You cannot change the process parameters in the Queue Build dialog box in Visual Studio 2013.

  • The Debug Managed Memory feature doesn't work on computers that have Windows Internet Explorer 9 installed.

  • Non-ENU Visual Studio crashes when the Legend in a DGML document is updated by disabling or deleting any item in the legend list.

  • Graphics assets that are referenced by a graphics mesh are not deployed correctly.

  • When you capture a frame on a Windows 7 computer that does not have KB2670838 installed, you may receive the following error message:

    The Graphics Diagnostics engine couldn't create a debug device, most likely because the matching Windows SDK for this version of Windows is not installed. Please install the matching SDK and try again.

  • When you edit a dialog box that contains at least one picture control in Resource Editor, and then you save the file, you can no longer compile the project.

  • When you edit multiple resources in Resource Editor, Visual Studio crashes randomly.

  • Automatic formatting issues sometimes occur in Visual C++.

  • Visual C++ IDE does not work as expected if there is an unexpected registry subkey under the following registry key:

  • When you try to link with PGO on amd64_x86 complier, Visual Studio crashes.

  • IntelliTrace Viewer doesn't support Internet Explorer 9.

  • "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error message when an external user tries to save any intrinsic entity data from an Office 365-based cloud business application.

  • Load test

    • Visual Studio freezes when you try to run a load test in the cloud by using Visual Studio Online for the first time when there is no active connection to a Visual Studio Online account from your Team Explorer.

    • You cannot run load tests beyond 250 virtual users if you activated Visual Studio Ultimate by using an MSDN subscription.

    • When you activate Visual Studio by signing in to your Visual Studio online account by using your MSDN subscription id, you cannot run remote load tests, load tests together with a loadtest plugin or a virtual user load more than 250.

    • Load testing in Cloud with Visual Studio Online is broken on a computer that has Internet Explorer 9 installed. The Load Test Manager and Load Test Results windows do not render correctly in Internet Explorer 9.

    • When there are multiple Visual Studio Online Accounts connected to in Visual Studio and none of them are active, one of the accounts is picked to communicate with the Load Testing in Cloud with Visual Studio Online, which results in a broken experience.

    • After you run a cloud-based load test by using Visual Studio Online, the "Download Result" operation fails for the first time. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

      There was an error while importing the result file. Details: The system cannot find the file specified. After correcting the problem open the results from Load Test Manager.

  • There are stability issues in the XAML designers in Visual Studio and Blend in a variety of scenarios for all XAML platforms (such as Windows Store, Windows Phone, Silverlight, WPF).

  • There’s an issue that concerns the packaging of Windows Store applications. Specifically, both XBF and XAML are bundled in a Windows Store AppX package when referencing Extension SDKs.

  • Allow controls compiled for Windows 8 to display in the Toolbox for Windows 8.1 projects.

Known Issues

For the known issues after you apply this update, go to the following knowledge base article:

2955817 The April 2014 release of the Windows SDK is incompatible with Visual Studio 2013 RTM or Update 1 version for graphics debugging

More Information

How to download Microsoft support files

Updates for other products in the Visual Studio family can be found on the Microsoft download site for Visual Studio.

Restart requirementYou do not have to restart your computer after you install this package.

Supported languages Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 provides updates for the following versions:

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Czech

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Spanish

  • Turkish

Supported operating systemsFor more information about supported operating systems, go to the following Microsoft website:

Platform compatibility and system requirements for Visual Studio 2013

Supported architectures

  • 32-bit (x86)

  • 64-bit (x64) (WOW)

Hardware requirements

  • 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM (1.5 GB if you are running in a virtual machine)

  • 1 GB of available hard disk space

  • 5,400 RPM hard disk drive

  • DirectX 9-capable video card that is running at 1024 × 768 or higher resolution

Software requirementsTo apply this update, you must have one of the supported Visual Studio 2013 programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section installed.

Support for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Informal community support for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 is available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) forums.

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