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Install Visual Studio 2013 c# only

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After reading a series of very angry posts about not being able to install only the desired languages using Visual Studio 2013 I thought I would check here. I just downloaded VS 2013 Professional with update 3. Is there anyway to install it with only C#?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
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No, they remove that possibility in VS2013. While we were able to pinpoint exactly what we needed in older versions, with the possibility of adding or removing a great number of elements, including languages, they limited that to 8 different types of development in 2013, with no way to select the language.

This goes all the way along the editions. In previous versions, VB, C#, Web development where individual downloads in the Express Edition. With 2013, you need to download the whole thing. It also goes all the way through most of what Microsoft does nowadays. The same situation applies to newer versions of Office.

When 2013 came on the market, I read somewhere on a Microsoft blog that this decision was taken because too many users had problems with the old system. They often ended up having to look around for a piece of the software that was not installed or had not been downloaded.
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Well using the same logic then no one should be able to just remodel their bathroom without remodeling the entire house. What is so hard about clicking a box for the languages you need?Now you waste space installing code that you will never use. I hope someday, common sense comes back to this world. Thanks for your insight.
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Well, I think that you can forget about common sense from Microsoft. Almost everything they did since Bill Gates went his way makes no sense. Hoping that the new chief will do better.

As for the world, as a whole, it never did makes a lot of sense. If it did, the last war would have been 2000 years ago.
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Well, given that there are now 7 billion people on this plant, it will only continue to get worse!
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