How To Create An Azure Function App Using Visual Studio 2017

Updated: Mar 18, 2019


Azure Functions is used for executing a small piece of code or “function” in a cloud and you pay only for the time your code executes. You can use any development language of choice, such as C#, F#, PHP, Java etc. Some of the key features of Functions are Choice of language, Pay-per-use pricing model, bring your own dependencies, integrated security, simplified integration, flexible development, and open-source. Please refer Azure Functions for more details or read my previous articles.

In this article, you will see how to create an Azure Functions app using Visual Studio 2017. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 or later including the Azure Development workload is required.

Create Azure Functions app using Visual Studio

  • Open Visual Studio 2017.

  • Click File -> New -> Project.