The programming languages, compilers, libraries, and runtimes that make up the .NET platform are all free. There are no licensing costs, including for commercial use.
As a fully supported product, most developers use the free and officially supported releases that are built and tested on Microsoft-maintained servers in Azure and supported just like any Microsoft product.
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Visual Studio Community is fully-featured, extensible, and free integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows. Visual Studio has built-in support for building any type of .NET application.