Microsoft Quantum Development Kit (Visual Studio 2019)
Important: This version of the Quantum Development Kit is not compatible with Visual Studio 2022 or newer. It is currently in maintenance mode and no longer getting updates after version 0.23.195983.
To use the kit in newer Visual Studio products and continue receiving updates, you should use this extension instead: Microsoft Quantum Development Kit (Visual Studio 2022).
Thank you for your interest in Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit for Visual Studio 2019. The Quantum Development Kit contains the tools you'll need to build your own quantum computing programs and experiments. Assuming some experience with Visual Studio, beginners can write their first quantum program, and experienced researchers can quickly and efficiently develop new quantum algorithms.
To jump right in, take a look at our Getting Started guide to learn about the structure of a Q# project and how to develop a quantum program with Q#.
You can also try our Quantum Computing Fundamentals learning path to get familiar with the basic concepts of quantum computing, build quantum programs, and identify the kind of problems that can be solved.
NOTE: The simulator included with the Quantum Development Kit requires a 64-bit operating system to run.
The source code for this extension can be found on our GitHub repository.
Support and Q&A
If you have questions about the Quantum Development Kit and the Q# language, or if you encounter issues while using any of the components of the kit, you can reach out to the quantum team and the community of users in Stack Overflow and in Quantum Computing Stack Exchange tagging your questions with q#.
Your feedback about all parts of the Quantum Development Kit is important. Please go to our GitHub repository to provide feedback on the Q# compiler and language extensions, or to learn more about where to give feedback on other parts of the Quantum Development Kit.
Components and Documentation
If you'd like more general information about Microsoft's quantum computing approach, see Microsoft Quantum.
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