Develop native applications for the world's most popular mobile platform, using the world’s most popular integrated development environment on the world's first mobile super processor.

Includes technology developed by Mentor Embedded

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Tegra®, Visual Studio Edition brings the raw development power and efficiency of Microsoft Visual Studio to Android, giving you the right tools for the job. Flexible project management, accelerated compilation and integrated debugging, no need to massage makefiles and shell scripts, no voodoo magic or arcane incantations required.

"NVIDIA's Tegra Android Development Pack (TADP) and Nsight Tegra Visual Studio Edition 1.5 enable a turnkey Unreal Engine 4 development environment for Android. These tools simplify installation of an Android development environment, and ensure that Visual Studio building and debugging of UE4 and NDK is completely seamless."

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Download the latest version of NVIDIA Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition in the Tegra Android Development Pack. Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition is offered free of charge, but requires NVIDIA GameWorks™ Registered Developer Program membership.

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Standalone Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition downloads are also available at NVIDIA GameWorks™ Download Center

Release (1.5.x)


  • Support for multiple NDK versions r8e-r9d.
  • C++11 and precompiled headers support.
  • Visual Studio 2013 is now supported.
  • Support for external build systems (makefile)
  • Improved MSBUILD compatibility with NDK
  • Improved project/solution loading performance

Highlights for previous releases can be found here.


  • Import existing Android projects into Visual Studio.
  • Manage native Android projects natively in Visual Studio.
  • Build native Android projects in Visual Studio using vs-android, ndk-build or makefiles.
  • Per-project and per-file parallel compilation.
  • Multi-core native Tegra Android GDB debugging.
  • Seamlessly debug Java and native C/C++ code.
  • Use the familiar Visual Studio Locals, Watches, Memory and Thread windows.
  • Android-specific debugging features (such as logcat) integrated into Visual Studio.

Walk through Video

System Requirements

  • All Tegra devices supported (root access not required)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional or Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 8
  • Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich+)

Developer Webinars

Instructional Videos and Webinars can be found here.