Microsoft

Visual Studio


4.5 / 5
1152 reviews


Average Ratings

1152 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $45.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Cloud subscription: $45/mo or 539/year; License: $499
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Visual Studio

Includes project templates, graphics diagnostics, shader editor, and frame analysis for 2D/3D games and interactive content building.


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Visual Studio Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

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Best Coding Software for "Real" development work!

Mar 28, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio has a lot of features. The first thing that I'm like is ease of use. And also it's support for multi-language support. When I'm developing a completed project with front-end and back-end I'm able to use both of languages in Visual Studio. So visual studio has full stack development capabilities. Integrated with the database is easy because structured are predefined and we can implementations easily.

And also if we have to implement more than one project for a one-goal we can create that project under one solution.

Every project has Microsoft support and can be used Microsoft products and services to link with projects. Support for MVC architecture. And also Remoting, .net.core, class libraries, WPF is the few of best features Visual studio offers for users.

And users can use source control plugin integration like GIT, TFS etc. This application has good performance and stability.

Cons: Users have to spend high cost for Enterprise License (vs Professional)

Too many version to select before use like Enterprise, Community, Professional, Ultimate, etc.

Memory and CPU consumption may be high sometimes.

Officially came up with basics themes.

Overall: I've started coding with Visual Studio from 2014 - 2015. Between this time our university offers us the 2012 version. So we have used to it. When first time I familiar with Visual Studio, It was difficult because there is a lot of options and a lot of features to select. but day by day I'm used to Visual Studio 2012 version and I have realized It's not difficult to familiar that I felt because of there lot of options for doing a lot of things. Then I felt it's amazing. Then I moved to work with 2015 version and now I'm working with ASP.Net and C# with 2017 version. When considering all the previous versions with the latest version, this one is awesome.

The best thing is Microsoft now release Visual Studio for free download. This is a very valuable thing for programmers and developers who are beginners and pro level people. And also Microsoft maintained year by year and users never switch to another IDE after an update because of everyone like it.

Our company depends on Visual Studio for developing, updating and maintaining our products. It's the secret of growth of our company and this everything because this application is ROI(Return of Investment).

Everything isn't the best and the best one can have some faults. Like this, I have to say something about because Visual Studio is very heavy software and this needs more ram because with heavy extensions it will become slow.

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First Rate IDE

Mar 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I've used various flavors of Eclipse and IntelliJ on Java projects but I look forward to working in .NET because in my opinion, Visual Studio is a superior IDE. There are so many great features that it's impossible to enumerate them all but some of them I like most are:

1- Projects can be cleanly contained within solutions (a feature Java IDEs don't support)

2- Cleanly integrates with NuGet for package management (doesn't require wacky XML updates like Maven)

3- Has the best code completion and auto-suggest of all IDEs

4- Comes pre-built with so many useful starter projects so it's easy to hit the ground running without a lot of setup

5- It offers a myriad of extensions

6- Its easily the best IDE for writing against CLI languages but is also an excellent environment for writing in Python and other scripting languages

7- It cleanly supports various source control solutions (TFS, Git etc.)

8- It does a really great job of providing a one stop shop for managing cloud and database assets right in the IDE

9- Provides excellent support and design time feedback for unit testing

10- Provides excellent collaboration capabilities

I could go on and on. I love Visual Studio.

Cons: There's really not much to dislike about Visual Studio. It has so many features that it can be overwhelming knowing where everything is and how to make the best use of them. But unlike many other IDEs, I feel like Visual Studio is the most intuitive from that perspective too.

Overall: The biggest benefit I get from Visual Studio is the ease of getting a new project up and running. This is a flagship project for Microsoft and it's apparent because they continually find ways to make it more useful which translates to quicker, more efficient code and project delivery. I would be crippled in my day to day responsibilities without it.

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12 years of Visual Studio and Still love it

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Microsoft visual Studio for past 10 years plus and it just keeps getting better. It is one of the most advanced product from Microsoft and it is very well known throughout the Engineering industry,

- Code writing and storage

I use it on a daily basis for development of code in C, C++ and C#. The IDE is extremely strong and full of useful libraries. It has lot of features that aids in the proper design and development of the code.

- Code comparison

One thing that is really powerful about Visual studio is that you can extend the software capability to many other areas. Using Team foundation Server (TFS) from visual studio one can store code and perform revision control with different change-sets. It is a very strong tool to also compare codes between different change-sets or with the directory on the desktop.

- Allowing Extensions

Microsoft Visual studio allows third party extension which makes this already powerful tool even more powerful by being able to expand the platform.

- Replication with Application

With the powerful IDE platform, debugging is like a piece of cake. Development of Graphical user Interface (GUI) can also be done through studio and release it as applications that can be installed in many computers.

Cons: I don't see many cons of Visual Studio except,

- Price

It is a powerful tool so of course getting multiple licenses will be pricey.

- Error codes

it could do a lot better in analyzing the source code and explaining what the error is. The error are pretty vague and one would need some learning curve to understand what is wrong

- High load on the system

Visual studio is big, massive and will require some powerful machine in order to not feel like the computer is lagging. Usually I shut off all my applications if I am working on VS.

Overall: A powerful tool from Microsoft. It's foothold on the code development market is strong and will probably stay strong for a very long time. There are lot of forums and discussion sites dedicated to Visual Studio so learning VS means you have access to lots of resources. People have built their career on this tool so I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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It just gets better and better

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Since 2007, I have used Visual Studio for all of my app development. It is indeed the best tool I have ever come across. Possibilities are endless, from legacy WinForms apps to Web Apps and services, Visual Studio is able to provide you with an easy to use, stable and reliable platform to build your apps on. I am a C# developer who uses it every single day. Built-in features like code-completion and code validation makes it easy for even the beginner to learn. Since Azure came along, deployments have become even simpler, whether published directly, or through Source Control. Another cool thing about Visual Studio is that with every new version, new tools are introduced and new types of projects as well. This makes all of those projects that used to take days to put together, a mere selection of a project type and all of the initial code and structure is generated automatically. Then there's the debugging tools, Nuget, Server explorer, Team explorer and the list just goes on. All of these tools and features in Visual Studio makes it the most powerful of its kind in my opinion and I am sure many others. Microsoft also introduced Visual Studio Community Editions a few years back, which makes it even easier for newbies to start their development careers hassle free.

Cons: For certain project types, certain versions of Visual Studio work best, so I often switch between 2012, 2015 and 2017. I found that 2012 works nicely with older(.NET Framework 4 and below), 2015 for all recent apps, while 2017 works better if you need to debug Azure Websites. Other than that, the IDE has stayed pretty much the same, which is awesome. Nuget packaes sometimes have issues, but I don't use them that often, so I am not really affected negatively by that. The initial install of Visual Studio 2015 and above are web installers, which takes even longer than older versions, so I dread new installs, but after the install, all is good.

Overall: I started coding with Visual Studio 2005 and now work on a daily basis on 2012, 2015 and 2017. What I have experienced with Visual Studio is consistency and stability. Each new version looks and functions pretty much the same, so there's no real learning curve each time you upgrade(If you know how to use 2005, you will have no trouble with 2017 or later versions). Over the years, debugging performance has also improved, which is another plus for me. From 2015, Team services connects quite nicely as well and the actual loading of Visual Studio for the first time has improved greatly over the years.

Best software for Developers

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft visual studio is developing software which is one of the most fully featured IDE right now in the

market. It is preferred by developers from all over the world and has the ability to create all kinds of

computer programs, websites and mobile apps.

Name: Visual Studio Developers: Microsoft Written in: C++ & C#

Operating System: Windows 7 or later Type: Integrated Development Environment License: Freemium

It is a fantastic IDE that simplifies the work of the developer and it helps save a lot of time. It is greatly

appreciated for the performance of its Debugging and IntelliSense tool. There are a lot of extensions

available that improve the features of visual studio.

Cons: The code compilation error messages are sometimes very misleading that leaves the developer unsure of

what the exact issue is. The errors are shown before and after the lines which can cost a lot of time and

attention of the developer. Another con would be how expensive the software is compared to its competitors who provide similar services for a way lower price.

Overall: Visual Studio is considered as Microsoft's contribution to the open source world and they have once again

delivered exactly what their customers want. I am someone who isn't an expert in coding and I had used a

couple of different IDEs previously. The process of using a new IDE is all too similar. In the beginning, you're very uncomfortable not knowing what function is placed where in the software and in the next few days, you start to get a hang of it but my experience with the visual studio was completely different. I was expecting the same confusion as I started using it but everything in the software was so user-friendly. I immediately felt like as if I had used this software before and I knew where all the basic functionalities were.

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Visual Studio IDE - The Beast!

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - Ease of use

- Multi language support

- Full stack development capabilities

- Integrates with databases easily

- Can create a vast array of projects

- WCF

- Windows Services

- Web API

- MVC

- .net core

- Remoting

- Class libraries

- Database projects

- Single Page Apps

- Angular Apps

- WPF

to name a few

- Source control plugin integration (GIT, Subversion using AnkSVN, TFS)

- Plugin / Extension support. Example: Resharper, OzCode, NCrunch

- Performance

- Stability

Cons: - Enterprise Licensing costs (vs Professional)

- MSDN licensing and individual license costs can be a non starter for some technology companies

- Project backward compatibility support in olders versions. Upward migration was a non reversible action which would render the project incompatible with the older version.

- Memory / CPU consumption sometimes can be on the high side.

Overall: I have been using Visual Studio for the last 10 years.

Having worked with other code editors and other languages including obj C, Swift and java for a bit, I can clearly see why VS is pricey because of the amazing IDE that microsoft has built and maintained over the years.

It's definitely a complex tool to master and even after using it daily for the past 10 years all the way from vs 2005 to vs 2017, I would say there are some areas in the IDE that I have barely scratched the surface.

Its takes years of practice and working with a wide array of project types to really explore the different sections and features the IDE has to offer.

Microsoft now offers VS code(32 and 64 bit versions) which can be downloaded for free.

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Visual Studio Review

Jan 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As a javascript developer, i use always use Visual Studio to develop webpages using c# coding. One of the features i like of Visual Studio is the ability to integrate SourceTree, MySQL, and other third part software within Visual Studio to make all scripts and databases in sync. Secondly, Visual Studio has guidelines to direct you what parameters to use when writing a c# code, it has the basic fundamentals of java variables that will guide me through my coding skills. Third, is when errors occur in my code, Visual Studio provides a more detail information about the error and recommends to insert a specific variable. Fourth, Although my company pays for Visual Studio, the ROI we get from using Visual Studio is just exceptional we are able to generate more revenue using Visual Studio.

Cons: One of the downside of Visual Studio is the installation process, it does take a while good 1-2 hrs to install based on the pc performance, Visual Studio does rely on some existing software to be installed before installing Visual Studio such as Microsoft .NET framework, and MS Visual Studio C ++ both of these products have many versions

I just hope the Visual Studio Installer has those software within the package rather that going to Microsoft.com and installing them individually.

Overall: The benefits of using Visual Studio is the ROI the Return of Investment; Our company relies on Visual Studio for developing, maintaining, and updating our product. It is the source of the growth of our company.

I have been working with VS from past 8years and i enjoy playing with this software&its integrations

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used this software from version VS 2010 to up to date VS2017. Its very handy to work with. It offers a lot of features and functionalities that are really easy to understand. It offers a lot of integrations whether it is Resharper or any coverage tool or your website azure deployment.

For me learning azure deployment was way too easy as it is just a matter of 2-3steps alone.

There are easy steps to find some matching texts that too can be filtered with the type of file you want to search in. The solution explorer offers simple shortcuts to rename a file or just move a file from one location to another.

The find and replace functionality that too can be customized whether you want to match case or not.

The software's integration with Nunit code coverage helped me a lot in gaining confidence in the quality of my tests as while coding I can see the coverage of the lines. The tortoise git integration is something that is really helpful. You can easily see your commit history and differences. I personally like this software very much. Try it.

It has a lot to discover.

Cons: The only problem that I see is the heaviness of the software as sometimes it hangs my system and you need to have at least 16gb ram to work greatly with this software. VS2017 is the latest I have worked on and although it has great features but it is a very heavy software and with heavy extensions it become slow.

Best Coding Software - One Stop Software IDE

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The thing that I like best about Visual Studio is that it is very easy to use and if you are not used to it yet, it takes very quick to learn Visual Studio. It can support pretty much any code that you are working on. This also has syntax highlighting for every language. Visual Studio is probably something that small businesses would use since it is so cheap and easy to use.

I 100% recommend Visual studio to other people. Visual Studio is easy to use and if people are not understanding the software, I encourage them to keep trying. Visual Studio is a very good product for developing code as it provides syntax highlighting and supports a couple of languages. People that want to switch to Visual Studio as well I fully recommend it because it's something that will help them in the future as it will be in my opinion, and good program to code software.

Some business problems I'm solving with Visual Studio is that it's much easier for colleagues and employees to use. Visual Studio is also very cost efficient which means that it will be one of the best options for businesses who don't have a big budget.

Cons: Something that I dislike about Visual Studio is that it doesn't technically support every single language. Other languages besides JSON, CSS, HTML, Node.js, and a couple more only have syntax highlighting. Other than that issue, I love Visual Studio.

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Saves developers time for "real" development work!

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Another great tool by Microsoft!

One of the Best IDEs available for Developers. Visual Studio's IDE is so much loved and appreciated by developers that Microsoft used it for SSIS and SSRS too.

One IDE for all sort of developments, you can use pretty much any programming language to do your development in Visual Studio

Almost all or Perhaps All the industry standard IDE features. It is literally an overwhelming IDE, with far too many features.

Makes your life even easier with Nuget packages and Entity framework

Debugging made easy with watchers, quick watch, auto variables etc

Very helpful Intellisense

Hit the ground running and work only on the things you should spend your time on. Drag-drop design your windows/web forms and focus on writing the quality code only! Eclipse and any other IDE is no where close to Visual Studio!

Cons: Refactoring tools are relatively better in Eclipse than Visual Studio.

Too many versions to choose from (Code, Community, Express, Professional, Enterprise, Ulitmate etc)

While I always loved Visual Studio for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, and other development; For some reason, I found the free version horribly slow for Python Development.

Overall: Love this IDE. Developers favorite. Saves developers time for "real" development work!

Good thing that Microsoft has now introduced free version and have introduced to open source developers as well :)

Visual studio is a good tool for writing/running .Net applications.

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio is a nicely customizable IDE that allows users to make their workspace look like they want it do. I particularly like that the layout/visibility of all of the tools can be automatically switched between when your app is running vs when it isn't. I also really like that you can change and customize the IDE's theme. I use the Dark theme and then customized the colors a little bit to be more appealing.

Cons: Visual studio seems to struggle with large applications. We have an application that has over 20 different projects in the solution and it appears to struggle with rebuilding all of the projects in the correct order(due to dependencies) sometimes. Also, we have a recurring issue where a dependency that we used to have (a specific version of SQLite) keeps coming back even though we have repeatedly attempted to remove it from all projects. On top of that, VS sometimes locks up and eventually crashes once every few weeks (I use it 5 days a week, so really this doesn't happen frequently). The crash might have something to do with starting and stopping the solution 10-20 times a day.

Overall: Visual studio allows for the writing/running/debugging of .NET applications. It provides an easy way to add external libraries via Nuget. It also makes it easy to maintain multiple versions (x86 and x32) of your application as well as allowing custom profiles to be created for your application's output(i.e. Release vs Debug).

Can Customize to Fit Needs

Jan 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I like that you can choose features to add or leave out, making it less bloaty than you need. I've been using VS since version 2003 or so, so I'm comfortable with the layout. Search is very powerful. Intellisense gets better every version - the CSS intellisense right now is mind-blowing. Source control is of course one of the biggest features I use. The package manager features are finally working well...I never felt they worked well enough in previous versions. MS keeps adding support for new technologies so that's a welcome feature.

Cons: I had problems with not being able to do some basic functions until an update/patch came out - namely getting a package manager to properly install packages. I've wasted time trying to figure out why something wasn't working until I came to the conclusion that it wasn't going to work at all or was deliberately changed. I think it's also quite expensive...maybe that's just because I don't use all the features. And it eventually stops supporting enough stuff that you have to update, and pay.

Overall: I wish I knew more about VS than I do, because it probably can help me more as a programmer. Instead of letting it guide me I kind of set it up to work how I need, which is great for my situation. Sometimes I feel it makes projects too bloaty but in general, I am happy with how the software has progressed with the industry over the years, and my company continues to rely on it.

Visual Studio by Microsoft is a suite that combines all the .NET tools in an agile and versatile way

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio by Microsoft is a very used tool in the field of work linked to software development. In the work environment, I can work, at the same time, on different projects and frameworks for the same solution. Furthermore, this suite allows me to run multiple projects and debug them simultaneously. In addition, it is compatible with old and current technologies. That is, I can work from framework 2.0 to 6.0. For the specialists on the theme of software development, it is considered a quickly understand and learning work tool.

Cons: Visual Studio by Microsoft is a very good work tool. However, it requires much of hardware resources for its installation and operation. The software developer who wants to use this suite must have a computer with sufficient features (CPU, memory, hard disk, graphics card) so that the application can be installed completly and used to its full potential. If the software developer do not have a good machine it takes a long time to install and load Visual Studio.

Overall: Visual Studio by Microsoft has allowed me to develop software solutions for a wide variety of clients, using different software tools. These solutions respond to different business logic. To mention some applications, I have developed systems of billing, payroll, personnel management, online sales, accounting, inventory, administration of a shipping company, restaurant management, among others.

Best IDE for the developers, to code in multiple programming languages.

Feb 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I'm a Technical Support Assistant at ISG Academy - (Pvt) Ltd. I'm Using Visual Studio since 2016. It's the best Integrated development environment for the developers. Visual Studio also supported in Windows and Mac-OS operating systems. We can use Visual Studio to develop applications for Windows, iOS, Android, Mac, web, and cloud. Not only that, Visual Studio IDE also having so many features. It allows us to write code accurately and efficiently without losing spellings in keywords and fix code issues while we are typing the code. When we using visual studio, we have so many features embedded like Visual Studio Team Services, Visual Studio App Center, Visual Studio Subscriptions & Dev Essentials etc. Visual studio Is the best IDE that I used since 2016, I recommend this to any developers, that love to code.

Cons: Visual Studio is the best IDE. But Sometimes It uses computer memory, more than the required amount.

And also, Sometimes Visual studio IDE get stuck with the message "Not Responding". If they can release a lite version of Visual Studio IDE, It's the best Integrated development environment for any developers, with any computer. But when considering other softwares, Visual Studio is the best. I recommend Visual Studio IDE for any user.

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made a university project and the result was quite good

May 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros:

*It has a very fast learning curve.

*Integrates the design and implementation of Windows forms.

*It allows to easily use the platform of Windows systems, since it has almost total access to the Windows API, including current libraries.

*It is one of the most widely used languages, so it is easy to find information, documentation and sources for projects.

*Easily extensible through DLL libraries and ActiveX components of other languages.

*It makes it possible to add support for executing scripts, VBScript or JScript, in applications using Microsoft Script Control.7

*It has access to the DirectX multimedia API (versions 7 and 8). A component to work with OpenGL 1.1.8 is also available, unofficially.

*There is a version, VBA, integrated into Microsoft Office applications, both Windows and Mac, which allows programming macros to extend and automate functionalities in documents, spreadsheets and databases (Access).

Although it allows to develop large and complex applications, it also provides an adequate environment to make small rapid prototypes.

Cons:

*Versioning problem associated with several runtime DLL libraries, known as DLL Hell.

*Poor support for object-oriented programming.

*Inability to create multi-threaded applications, without having to resort to calls from the Windows API.

*Dependence on complex and fragile COM registry entries.

*The ability to use controls in a single form is very limited compared to other tools.

Overall:

I did a university project and the result was quite good, I recommend it for small projects

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One stop shop for development

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are oh so many things to like about Visual Studio, from the wide array of languages which are supported to the great intellisense which greatly speeds up development. Visual Studio is commonly known for development with .NET languages such as C#, VB and F#, however it also has support for Python and the latest versions of C++. This makes Visual Studio an incredible IDE for if you use one of these higher level languages in your daily job as well as the lower level C++ as you would only need to have a single IDE installed, Visual Studio.

Visual Studio also has a massive store of plugins which can be installed with your Visual Studio to increase your efficiency of quality of life. One of these incredible plugins allows you to stream your project to a fellow developer, this has allowed me to help friends countless times and all in real time with really low latency.

Cons: Considering the amount of powerful features included with Visual Studio it will come as no surprise to know that it can take up a fair amount of hard drive space and can become quite slow to load. However, this seems to have been improved in the latest version but nonetheless, an SSD would improve your performance a ton if you choose to use this IDE.

Visual Studio is a great tool for development as it comes jam-packed with functionality

Feb 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: - Abundance of functionality and features

- Code prediction is awesome

- Test suite is completely adequate and easy to use

- Accurate error detection

- Debugging made easy

- Provides an environment for all types of software development

- NuGet Package Manager is a great addition and is very useful

- Built in source control management

- Thousands of themes, you can even customise your own

- Works great with C#, .NET applications (including .NET Core) and web applications (javascript, typescript, razor)

- Constantly updated by Microsoft. They really look after this product.

Cons: - Long time to launch

- A bit of a pain to install/re-install if you've not got the correct version

- Fairly clunky

- Cannot make code changes during runtime (although you can switch this feature off, it still needs to re-build and re-compile - takes a while)

- It's not cheap. Although the community edition works fine, it's not adequate enough for working on professionally. But this doesn't mean it's not worth the money

- Can be a bit of a pain if you need to change your project structure (move folders around, rename files/folders etc.)

- Uses up a lot of machine resources

Overall: It helps me with my daily work and makes my job much easier than it should be.

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I was, am using this software as a undergraduate & a project manager for 5+ years now.

Jul 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Software is a very user friendly application that comes with very useful tools. Specially for .net developers. A handy application to use daily. One attractive sight for .net developers is this application is fast (Time saving). I am a project manager who works with a software engineering team & for web application developments we pick this app without any hesitation because of it's key functionalities. Easy to use always as I mentioned very simple interface that guides with good suggestions when we use key words. For years Visual Studio came up with updates but one thing that didn't change much with time is it's interface. Which makes the users to use this software more times than other software. Adaptability is a lesser fact because people are used to work with comfort zones(Where people find the easy access) so having a well known interface with slight changes time to time is a good plus point for this product.

Cons: There is not much to take as cons as this product is very simple one but I find it little bit hard with lack of support for this software. If the team can develop this this is a killer application where most of the competitors will be thrown away. Another thing is that when we are using the genuine software by purchasing it, many would like to have proper guidelines (Documentation) with the product. This is also another downfall in this product where user documentations should come with good standards. As developers we would like to have a good, improved documentation with the product.

Pros And Cons Of Using Visual Studio Code For Development On A Daily Basis.

Mar 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is perhaps the best text editor for a developer around the market according to me. One can download/install plugins which are present in the Visual Studio code environment. Some packages are built in and some needs to be installed. The plugins makes development faster and smoother. It is pretty fast and have very rarely experienced any lags/slowdowns. The folder/file structure makes navigation easy around the files. It has several features like looking for a word/text in a file or across a project. Hence looking for files/folders/text in a project is pretty easy and smooth. It has a built in terminal which makes starting/stopping the server and using commands from the command prompt quite easy. Debugging feature in Visual Studio Code makes debugging applications quite easy. The overall look/theme of Visual Studio Code makes coding quite fun too . Basically it has everything a developer would need to develop an application

Cons: It used to crash all of a sudden on Windows 8 version. Though it runs smooth and fast on the newer and current version of Windows or Linux , it wasn't fully compatible with lower versions.

The best editor (IDE) on the planet for .NET and one of the best for HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio has almost every tool you might need baked into the product. You want testing? There's a section for that. Code formatting? There's a section for that. Advanced debugging, diagnostics, and analysis? Please. You have to try harder than that. There is a few sections dedicated to those topics. Plus, you can configure Visual Studio for how it will work best for you.

It, somehow, you find something that Visual Studio isn't good at or doesn't have, you can use their amazing extension system to add that feature (usually at no cost).

Speaking of cost, Visual Studio Community Edition is FREE! Not only that, Community Edition isn't some cut-back product. It has everything you need to get the job done. Granted, there are some nice extras you can get with the paid products, but those are extras, not core functionality.

Cons: With so many options, it can be a bit confusing to use the first few times. It also has a lot of power that remains hidden unless you go poking around for it.

Overall: The software is powerful and it makes my job a TON easier because of it. I use it every day, and I have for the past two decades.

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Visual Studio: Versatile code editor

Dec 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio facilitates advanced interface while product/project development for an advanced developer like me as well as being simple for a novice at the same time. I develop all of my front end web applications on it. Many of our clients include people from the engineering domain that tend to solve a lot of real world problems with code. And no doubt, Visual Studio has been at the forefront in development phase.

Cons: The pricing can be made more economic for developers who are on a tight budget for the development of projects. I myself feel that the pricing can be improved in terms of paying for the application. If the team manages to reduce the pricing , a lot of developer folks out there may get onboard the 'Visual Studio' journey. Other one is the package control can be made more intuitive and more demanding for more integration in the process. Despite being lightweight, Visual Studio should provide more simulators and heavyweight modules as a full fledged IDE. People can obtain more insights from editor for data science if Sublime Text provides functionalities like graphical outputs, visualizations and demographs.

Overall: Visual Studio facilitates advanced interface while product/project development for an advanced developer like me as well as being simple for a novice at the same time. I develop all of my front end web applications on it. Many of our clients include people from the engineering domain that tend to solve a lot of real world problems with code. And no doubt, Visual Studio has been at the forefront in development phase.

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Superb Software for coding

Mar 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is the lightest version software when we compare with other integrated development environment. One of the best tool till date for coding. It's interface is really good and soothes eyes while working. We can install many available extensions, for example eslint which is very helpful in systematic coding. Another feature is scss which is an alternate for cascading style sheets. In this styling code is in minified version. It also takes less space in our computer as compared to other integrated development environments. There is a complete library of extensions based on the requirement of the project. Server side coding is really easy.

Cons: There is only one thing which is not up to the mark and that is debugging. We have to configure the code separately for debugging. There was a time when I had to check error in my code, I could not debug rather than I had to use console debug to check where the issue lied. This is very cumbersome process.

Overall: This software is very easy to use when it comes to develop a software. One of the best thing about this software is that we can create our websites in ReactJs very easily.

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Best IDE for .Net Development

Sep 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using this software since in my college days and until now that I am working I still use it. If you are looking for an easy tool to use on your windows application, web applications, or even other type of applications, this tool is for you.

It has a lot of languages you can use that will make your job easier and faster. Further more, Visual Studio has IntelliSense which will help your coding easier. Intellisense provides code hint to help you build your code syntax. This is really a big help for beginners. And also, the debugging made easy as it will guide you run through your codes and gives you the output of your code syntax. that will make you easily see what went wrong in your program.

Cons: I think the only catch is, you really need to buy the software license to fully enjoy its features and functionalities. And also for you to have a good support from Microsoft team.

Overall: Overall, I can say that this software really helped me in all my project development. I had learn so much from this and seeing the output of my project is just amazing. A must have software for development!

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Oasis for .Net developers

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: In build TFS(team foundation server) impresses me most. Using visual studio, you need not to worry about using third party version control, tfs gives you all advanced features like making shelvesets for your code, managing your pending changes etc.

VS gives you intelisense, going through defination of system class easily using F12.

Latest .Net framework gives you numerous types of project like web api projects,web site project, console application etc.

You can use latest technology like Entity framework with vishal studio. You can code in most of the languages like c, c++, c# , JS etc in VS.

Cons: 1- it is to bulky, takes alot of ram( min 8 gb ram required)

2- got crashed number of times when high performance is needed.

3- Running application takes longer than expected most of the time as it takes to build the application every time.

Overall: Despite of its slow working, it is the only resource that gives such a huge number of option for a c# developers. Along with this, new releases which rolled out time to time ,

Make it better on a daily basis. I would say go for it. Can't think programming with VS

Development with Visual Studio

Mar 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This piece of software is an essential part of my day to day work. For development, nothing beats a good IDE. The amount of tools and features it provides along with the organizational structure keeps work flowing smoothly. Here are a few things that are very useful:

1) Building is done with a simple click of a button. No makefile needed or complicated compilation setups.

2) Shortcuts to improve productivity such as when we Ctrl + click on a method name and get immediately take to its definition

3) Powerful debugging tools. You can step through the code line by line, set watches for variables, and even attach the debugger to a remote process in order to debug a Visual Studio application on a different computer.

4) New Roslyn .NET compiler platform integration allows for smarter suggestions and improvements thanks to the on the fly compilation. Errors are quickly found with this.

Cons: Can be a little slow at times as it is a large piece of software, but it is honestly one of the best for professional development.

Very full featured development tool for a multitude of languages

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The feature set for any of the Visual Studio levels is really large. It handles a huge amount of languages including syntax coloring and checking, links to any compilers either native or 3rd party and auto launches debug environments to test in all through settings. It also is very stable now and depending on the version is great for integrating with source control and doing networked team work. For enterprise level development I haven't found a better solution.

Cons: It is very large in it's memory footprint (though the current iteration is smaller than earlier ones, they are heading in the right direction). The cost of the more robust versions is at a price point only purchasable by businesses excluding the individual developer. There are so many versions it is tough to determine what is right for you (some of the free ones actually will work for most development needs but figuring that out can be an exercise in futility). There is a learning curve on it. All in all, if you just need a quick editor this many be using a sledgehammer on a thumb tack.

visual studio is the perfect tool to develop any software application.Visual studio 13 is awesome.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It will provide us many built in functionality. We are using it create web application into MVC. All the folder structures created automatically. It provides lots of third party DLL support and built in nuget package manager.It provides also performance monitoring tools.It provides Unit test case in build template so we can easily create unit test project and maintain it.Initial version of visual studio are ok but after visual studio 2010 it was awesome. We can also manage database project using SSDT project and it will help lots of to manage database across the many developer.

Cons: If you are going to work with large application then visual studio is perfect platform for you but if you are working with small application then there is many batter option in term of cost and time also.

Overall: We are working with very large scale application and it will provide easy development,lots of inbuilt functionalities which will help us to reduce cost of development as well as maintainability of application. We have very large team and we manage and update our application easily using this software.

The best IDE! End of the discussion!

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio has been one of the first IDE I had to work with. The learning curve has been very quick and I'm talking about Visual Studio 2003 which is far behind the most recent versions that are a total pleasure to use. The support of development languages like .NET and C/C++ makes it a versatile tool yet powerful. Also the integration of TFS and Git will make your life easier. No need of a second App or third party plugin to manage your source code like other IDE (Xcode, Android Studio). The performance is also a major point. Building and deploying your Apps is painless and does not take an eternity.

Long story short, if you have to work with Visual Studio as a developer, you will be on a cloud.

Cons: It's hard to find a cons for a software like Visual Studio when you know what other IDEs offer. So it may not be a "real" cons, but I would say that the the issue tracking in TFS can be improved and a bit more user friendly

Overall: Ease of use and improved productivity describe best the benefits I get from using Visual Studio

One of the most advanced IDEs currently available

Aug 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio makes programming and organizing a solution a very pleasant experience. With all the tools available to you, the syntax highlighting, refactoring, file organization, extensions, there is so much to love about this tool.

We currently use Visual Studio everyday in our workflow and integrate it up in the cloud with Visual Studio Team Services which makes the product even better. It's easy to work with our source control and new features are being built for it all the time. They are currently working on Live Share as well and even though my team works in the same office we have used this from time to time to just work on the same solution as we design and implement changes.

Cons: Some of the features can be a bit hidden and tough to find. Also it does take time to learn how to work with the framework because of the breadth of the tools.

Overall: Great experience so far, a lot of documentation online as well as questions and answers on stackoverflow. We always wish the customer service was a bit better but using the product has been great.

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A Must Have IDE for Windows Software Developers

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio is a must-have IDE for Windows software developers, VS features a very rich intelligent IDE that helps you write apps for Microsoft Windows fast and more efficiently. The IDE has very powerful code completion features, impressive set of debugging and profiling tools, powerful UI designer and extensive set of add-ons and extensions that enables IDE to support more languages like PHP and Python.

With VS you can write desktop, web, mobile, cloud database, and Office apps with the same rich IDE without the need to switch between different IDEs.

With Xamarin, you can use VS to write native apps for iOS and Android fast enabling you to take full advantage of intellisense, powerful debugger and UI design tools.

It worth mentioning that Microsoft offers a free full featured IDE for students, open source and individual developers as a Community edition.

Cons: The IDE interface could be more easy to use.

The price of Visual Studio subscription is somehow expensive.

The IDE of Dreams

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: - High flexibility due to its compatibility of projects with many different languages.

- The "Solution Explorer" is an easy way to keep track of the various files and libraries included in your projects.

- The "NuGet Package Manager" extension is an easy and intuitive way to produce and obtain packages for your projects.

- The included "Autocompletion" makes writing repetitive code structures fast and easy.

Cons: - Installation can take a very long time if you intend to use it for multiple languages.

- Running larger projects with many opened files can run slowly (especially on computers with less than 8 GB of RAM).

- Not very lightweight due to including features that may not be necessary for all projects.

Overall: I have used Visual Studio for the majority of my time during my university years while studying for my undergrad. Its various features have made working from a cloned repository easier by providing an excellent visual representation of my project through the Solution Explorer. Visual Studio is very beneficial to new users and makes working across multiple files much easier.

VS Code is the BEST coding environment.

Feb 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio is truly the gold standard of development environments now. Aside from being a flexible text editor, it has a robust debugging console, integrated terminal, Git source control integration and a host of other features you can easily add via third party, or Microsoft extensions. It makes programming in any language easy and clean. While not as minimalist as Sublime, I feel I don't miss Sublime one bit when using VS. It's just more feature friendly and inviting, not to mention fun! Customization is king here and it makes programming easier in every way.

Cons: Aside from the nebulous nature of making changes to basic settings, which can sometimes be hard to find, the platform is generally easy to map to your needs. I will say that when dealing with a large code base, the application can get a bit sluggish, but Microsoft has done some hard work in mitigating problems and it still runs and feels like Sublime, just with so many more options.

Overall: I use VS code daily as my go to text editor, debugger and source control platform. It's incredibly flexible and does everything I need it to, and more! Extensions make using all kinds of languages easy. It's actually fun to use Visual Studio.

Great IDE for developers or casual programmers

Dec 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I've always enjoyed using MS Visual Studio as my preferred IDE. It supports several programming languages and gives you syntax highlighting and colored formatting based on the language. I use it for C++ and Python programming. I love how customizable it is, allowing you to change the layout of the window panes in any fashion desired, and change colors around. It has a debugging feature that allows you to execute, test, and step through your code. It comes with so many features it is hard to even list them all in this review and many of them go from basic to advanced. It even supports addon extensions that can further expand its base features. I haven't played much with the cloud features but I hear it is useful and worthwhile.

Cons: Definitely there is a learning curve to using Visual Studio. It may seem daunting at first, but that goes without saying for any tool that is packaged with tons of features. But I view that as a good thing, as any experienced programmer could benefit from an IDE that provides you with the means to develop code faster and easier. The price is also a bit steep in my opinion, not so much for businesses, but for personal use, as there are times I'd like to recommend Visual Studio to starter programmers but are often faced with the price for using it.

Go to IDE for C++, C#

Mar 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: 1. IntelliSense - By far the best code completion of any IDE on the market, especially for C#.

2. Microsoft - Because VS is developed by Microsoft, there is plenty of online support and up to date documentation. Likewise, their support for their own line of products with VS is unparalleled.

3. Source Control integration - Provides a clean and helpful UI for dealing with SCCS like Git.

4. Debugger - Intuitive and easy to use debugger.

Cons: 1. Bloat - There are so many features but the average person doesn't need 90% of them. They put all of these features on the UI which clutters the screen and makes the IDE unnecessarily complex.

2. Poor performance when dealing with large projects.

3. Lack of UI customization - It doesn't allow you to simplify the UI to match your needs.

4. Only one project can be open at a time - This means you must have two instances of the IDE open if you would like to reference your code in another project.

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Great development environment

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The code editing is fun with visual studio. You learn so much while you actually coding. The tooltips tell what the class will do. Be it front end or backend code, you will see so many plugins easily integrated to make life easier. It has good integration for source control too be it tfs or git. The debugging in code is just perfect when you can add watches, intermediate code running and query result predictions. We can also reduce the time taken by page by looking at the time given by tools.

Cons: It consumes so much resources. In entity framework core the system just hangs. We had to get our system 8 gb more ram to make the development smoother.

Overall: The Microsoft products has always served what they are meant to. We love the way development is done on Visual Studio. The builds are perfect and we can be sure that our product will be perfectly working after testing on debug mode. It after integration with team foundation server, has served as complete package for creation of new code and debugging.

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Enjoyed using VS for a C++ course in my CS undergrad program

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to customize themes, and colors as well as shortcuts and hot-keys. Intuitive layout and design, with an un-cluttered interface.

The program feels well-thought out and planned in terms of programming on it. I like to increase my efficiency as well as organization through my IDE and I found VS to helpful in achieving that.

Also, was easy to go back and undo/redo any recent changes you make which I cannot say is the case for all IDE's, found VS made this simple and accessible for users.

Cons: I found that closing out windows like Solution Explorer and trying to reopen them was difficult and a poorly designed/implemented feature.

I also felt like I would have some inconsistencies in the Solution Explorer itself when trying to create a new .cpp or .h file. Sometimes I would add it and it felt like VS didn't recognize it properly and may have caused issues with my program. I felt like there were several times where I had to acopy all my .h and .cpp files into a new project to get it working, something with the old project was corrupted, which hoinestlyw as pretty frustrating, especially working on a laptop with a small screen

Overall: I was able to pick up many of the ins and outs of C++ with VS and felt like it was a pretty solid IDE to work in for a first time C++ programmer. Color scheme/Themes is honestly a big part of the way I read code and I found VS to have some great schemes, and good amount of custimization options for display purposes.

I also felt like I was able to program pretty efficiently on VS once I got the hang of it after working solely with Eclipse. Feel like there were a lot of tools I never got a chance to use, but likely will when I use the program on more advanced projects.

I like visual studio in creating my web apps as its easy to use and editing code feature is great.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like visual studio in creating my web apps as its easy to use and editing code feature is great. I like that it supports a number of languages which makes my job easier and it allows me to work better with clients who applications was developed with other languages. The debugging and code editing is by far one of the easiest to work with and with other developers.

Cons: I used this application in college and now in creating applications and there isn't much that I can say negative about VS. Sometimes that startups can be a bit slow and also if you turn it off auto formatting, you lose access to stuff like auto-indenting on code on the new lines.

Overall: I like visual studio in creating my web apps as its easy to use and editing code feature is great. I like that it supports a number of languages which makes my job easiers and it allows me to work better with clients who applications was developed with other languages. The debugging and code editing is by far one of the easiest to work with and with other developers.

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Apr 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio is a complete development environment and easy to learn to use, covers the creation of all kinds of projects, from the creation of web applications, such as desktop applications, mobile applications, applications for sharepoint, components for crm dynamics, projects for test code, among others. Components such as intellisense help to increase the productivity of the developer, since it suggests and helps you to complete some sentence of code that you may not have fresh at that time, the refactorización is another component of much help when it comes to change things in the code that are used in many areas of the developing application. The community version is completely free and has many components for software development such as the sdk of xamarin for the development of mobile applications for android or iOS, so you write the code once only making it multiplatform

Cons: the visual studio versions come out too fast, so it is impossible to manage a version in an acceptable way when another version with new components appears and you must learn the new to be at the forefront with the technology in the development of applications with this tool

Overall: To be able to develop all kinds of applications in the same environment widely used by the developer community, with enough quality information in the network to solve code cases that need to be implemented for a specific software, a large certified community willing to help in any problem that is present at the time of implementing some code. With the subscriptions of msdn you can access a large number of software in order to test it, as well as a wide content to nurture to always implement the best practices in software development

High level programming

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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I started using Visual studio for the development of web applications with C # code and since then I constantly find alternatives that facilitate my work, such as the integration with other applications such as sourcetree, sql server, linq, I have already created reports based on ssrs, the help with respect to the references to know where you are using some variable or some method is great. When there is a compilation error, the help is quite specific to solve. The possibility of having several projects in the same solution allows the management of jobs comfortably.

Cons: The installation of the Visual Studio was a little complicated, and it took around 40 minutes. Although the work interface is quite orderly and adaptable to the needs and preferences of any programmer, there are so many options and so many packages that can be installed as ReSharper that in my case overwhelmed me in principle, for beginners it is difficult to adapt to so many work options.

Overall: Visual Studio combines the .NET tools in a versatile way and has facilitated the coding of my applications

Best IDE Available

Apr 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: 1. The search feature is really good in the Visual Studio Code..

2. VS Code and Community editions gave a huge benefit for developers opting for open source development.

Cons: Earlier versions of visual studio is a heavy build taking more ram and needed a license for each developer including fresher.

Now with community edition, I do not have any dislike features

Pricing can be reduced for Team Services edition and move towards open source and thus making AngularJS more intellisense.

Overall: This IDE is the best IDE I have used (I love Netbeans also, but this is better). There are a lot of things to be liked about it:

1. Ease of use

2. Its very light weight (Please note I am talking about Visual Studio Code)

3. The search feature is really good in the Visual Studio Code..

4. Personally I love the split screen, it helps me manage the js, css and html file together.

5. The git feature is awesome, it gives a nice rivalry to atom by github.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would say any developer should give a try and feel the ease of use with this visual studio IDE.

Efficient .net developer software

Aug 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Variety of development categories,

Then variety of languages to work upon, then different applications we can make like forms, web apps, python apps,etc

Best tool for web development, drag and drop options will automatically code , is a great advantage to learn and easily enhance application productivity.

Auto handling of garbage values and exception handling is best part.

It's great to work on this platform,

Software support is also good.

Multiple themes makes good viewing experience.

Connectivity with db and TFS is easy and robust

Cons: It takes some time to load initially, but this disadvantage does not bother you when you got so many options

Overall: Amazing software package to work with.

With connectivity tools and project and code handling in all stages of SDLC, following sequentially and waterfall also, and prototyping.

Great product which can Handel multiple developer and teams and still make ha sling of code easy and accessible for all

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An excellent development tool.

Feb 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this software daily for the development of mainly ETL (being a database administrator). I think that visual studio is really a well done sw, net of some bugs every now and then is a fairly stable software constantly updated by microsoft. Besides creating ETL, I have integrated several DLLs where necessary and I created some C # scripts where the ETL tools or objects are not

sufficient.

Cons: Unfortunately, it often happens that the software has sudden crashes and this leads to the loss of all the developments (if these have not been saved before). On this they must definitely improve and work hard to avoid it since the inconvenience is very inconvenient and can cause great loss of time. For what is my use I found it very inconvenient that for some versions of sql server the development of the ETL requires the use of old versions of visual studio as they are the only compatible.

Visual Studio is an incredibly powerful and customizable IDE

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I really like how customizable Visual Studio is. It lets me set up my development space to meet my needs.

Cons: I have no complaints about this software.

Overall: During the course of my computer science education, I have used a number of editors to create and edit programming projects inside and outside of my classes. I eventually landed upon Visual Studio Code, and after a brief time exploring its potential, I stuck with it and haven't looked back. Visual Studio Code gave me the customizability to make the environment look and work the way I wanted. VSCode gave me the flexibility to program in a variety of languages all in one place. Most of all, VSCode came with a great ease of use. I did not have to look up numerous tutorials to get my workspace set up or figure out key bindings, and the options for extensions were there and easily accessible once I got down the basics of navigating VSCode. Visual Studio Code got me hooked because of how easy it was to get started with the program, and I stuck around because of how much I could modify the environment. A personal favorite extension of mine, excluding extensions that modify typical workspace appearance, is TODO Highlighting, an extension that highlights certain keywords (e.g. TODO, FIXME) to make them stand out when you open a project again.

Visual Studio - A coding Hub

Aug 29, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ** I just love to code over this software as it is used to code for both Microsoft products , Web Sites, Web Services etc.

** It is very often used with ASP.NET technology platform.

** Visual Studio provides intelligence help through a beginner can also understand.

** Flexible to use.

** Provides good GUI.

** Also Supports Microsoft Silverlight.

Last but not the least it provides better platform for a professional person as well as for a beginner so every person who just fond of do coding must try this software.

Cons: ** I will suggest to add some more GUI in it.

** As GUI makes apps more innovative and creative.

Last but not the least add a Preview option for the design means a programmer just see the design in coding page itself.

Overall: For me, i have started creating web pages on Visual Studio, so for me Visual studio is for everyone, so take benefit of this Software. it has lots to give you.

Thanks

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Best Dev and Test IDE for .Net Applications

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to not only Develop Applications but also Develop and Run Unit and UI tests using the same IDE.

Built-in Support for multiple languages such as C, C++, C++/CLI, Visual Basic .NET, C#, F#, JavaScript, TypeScript, XML, XSLT, HTML, and CSS.

Great support is also available in case you run into trouble because there is a huge community of users who repeatedly share their valuable findings and respond to issues that other users are facing.

I especially loved the IntelliSense code hinting and completion features of Visual Studio.

Cons: The free community versions don't have all the features that are available in the enterprise or professional versions.

Mac Version of Visual Studio still lacks support and a full set of features that are available in the Windows version. I hope they also develop a better product for Mac OS.

Overall: I love Visual Studio as I can develop my applications and my tests and then run them using the same IDE. I also appreciate the support and community that is available for this product which you don't usually have for its competitor products.

Visual Studio is a great product for developers

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Visual Studio for over 15 years and it is my favorite development environment. I currently use the Enterprise version of Visual Studio and gives me everything I can ever hope for in a development environment. Although most of work is in the .Net environment, it is starting to move to other platforms such as Python and JavaScript for Node.JS work.

Cons: It can be a bit difficult at time to pickup a new feature or tool. Some of the problem is not the Visual Studio tool but the underlying technology. I gave up on trying try to implement a Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) system in Team Foundation Server (TFS) because the documentation for TFS was so poor that I had I couldn't figure out even some of the simplest items.

Overall: I really like Visual Studio. I have used Eclipse and other programming IDE in the past but find that Visual Studio really feels comfortable to me.

Easy to build SSIS packages and deploy

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use Visual Studio every day to create, modify, and deploy SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) packages to our SQL server. I have very minimal problems when creating the packages in Visual Studio. It's easy to set the package to deploy to different versions of SQL server and uses common options to create connection manager and project parameters. The client runs very fast on my local computer, even when I am moving data between remote SQL servers by running packages locally. I am able to debug packages with no issue and quickly find out if there are any issues with the package.

Cons: Occasionally I get program crashes or the variables list will not display and I have to restart Visual Studio. I have had issues with upgrades in the past completely breaking my Visual Studio and I had to completely remove the software and reinstall it to fix it.

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Been using VS since version 2010. Going to keep using!

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The Visual Studio team continues to add features and bug fixes. I've used Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017. This IDE continues to get better and better. They recently improved their update process by using an installer that runs in the background. Aside from this, keyboard shortcuts, keyword highlighting, integration with Git, and Microsoft's IntelliSense are all the reasons why I love VS 2017.

Cons: Ctrl+W used to close the current tab in version 2015, but they removed that in 2017 for some reason. I needed to manually add it to their list of shortcuts to bring it back. Also, the "go to line" function (Ctrl+G) used to run extremely slowly when v2017 first came out. (It's much better now though!)

Overall: Visual Studio continues to be the best IDE for building .NET applications. I wouldn't recommend any other IDE for working with the .NET Framework.

The only IDE needed for all developments

Mar 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: We have been using the IDE for developing .NET applications since 13 years and it's becoming more powerful and supporting features faster than we can learn about it. The code support for almost all development languages out there makes it very powerful IDE and intellisense support is a life saver.

Coding on this IDE is definitely 3x faster than any other IDE or tool out there, so it is a cost and time saver for clients and developers.

Debugging options are very nicely integrated along with support to other external systems like SQL Server and TFS.

Cons: With the software adding more and more features every version it's becoming difficult to take advantage of all the power boosters the software is offering

Overall: There is no other IDE like visual studio that helps develop code is a very fast and efficient manner.

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The best IDE for Windows development

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Visual Studio has been around for a long time, and has gone through many iterations. It is a mature IDE, providing some of the most advanced editing features for developers.

For developing .NET, .NET Core, Xamarin and lower level windows apps it can't be beaten.

Developing in VS is an easy to understand, visual experience which allows the user huge flexibility in how they work.

As you work, the IDE tries to help you as much as possible, with brilliant auto-complete and code help. Refactoring is also easy, with many helpers to assist you.

Cons: The user experience, although simple, can be daunting to new users. Occasionally the software proves buggy, although this happens less with the newer versions.

Overall: Over the last 15 years I have developed many products using the software, it has made my life a lot easier.