Microsoft Visual Studio

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

About Microsoft Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an application development solution that helps businesses create web, mobile, Mac and Windows-based applications and games. It allows developers to streamline processes related to debugging, testing, and deployment on a centralized platform. Visual Studio comes with built-in testing tools and project templates, which allows businesses to write, execute, and debug unit tests in multiple languages and test frameworks. It enables staff members to navigate codes, identify errors and apply code fixes. Administrators can utilize the live share module to set up collaborative code editing and debugging sessions with access rights and custom editor settings to enforce adherence to predefined coding guidelines. Additionally, it provides multiple keyboard shortcuts for operations, such as search, navigation, editing, refactoring and testing. Visual Studio facilitates integration with several third-party solutions, such as ReSharper, CodeMaid, and Github Extension. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via community forum, FAQs, documentation, live chat and other online measures.
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Microsoft Visual Studio pricing

Microsoft Visual Studio has a free version and offers a free trial. Microsoft Visual Studio paid version starts at US$45.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$45.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Microsoft Visual Studio Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 2,897 View all reviews
Abdul Wahab
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 21/01/2021

The best Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

I enjoyed software development like a game throughout my experience of using Visual Studio for development of .Net applications for local and cloud environments.

Pros

It is the most featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with bulk of features. It is best choice for .Net developers for building powerful applications for local and cloud environments. Its functionality can also be further extended using plugins. It is also good for mobile application development. Its intellisense is the best among all.

Cons

It is heavy to operate. It occupies huge part of my disk space. It hangs sometime during operations. Lack of support to opensource languages.

Robert
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 08/08/2019

Visual Studio Great for All Developers

It allows me to fix errors and rebuild so that I can complete projects. It is easy to use so that I can focus purely on projects. I have experienced the following benefits: 1. Increased UI enhancement through Razor Pages, and Web Applications, 2. Comes standard with Bootstrap 3 and can be increased to 4. 3. Several languages and frameworks are added when updates occur. Note: user must download update via tools within visual studio.

Pros

Visual studio allows me to create dynamic web applications and websites for my clients and projects. It allows for database creation, code development and UI development. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to develop websites and web applications.

Cons

Slow Boot up time, slow build times, memory hog, increased CPU use. Recommended: Core i7 CPU processor or greater with at least 8GB RAM or higher.

Alternatives Considered

IntelliJ IDEA

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Visual Studio

Visual Studio is Microsoft based and is the easiest to use with C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ASP.NET, MVC and other front-end and web application based projects.
Jamie
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 03/06/2021

Visual Studio - a necessary evil in MS-land

I have had a love/hate relationship with Visual Studio for nearly 25 years. I've used it since it first came out as "Visual InterDev" back in the late 90s. Over the years I've learned that anything that Visual Studio automates for you will likely come back to haunt you. Couple that with the Visual Studio development team's inability to properly support legacy projects and it's a recipe for heartbreak, frustration, and thousands of lost work hours.

Now that I use JetBrains Rider for the majority of my .NET coding, I see that most of my suffering over the years was unnecessary.

Pros

For developing Microsoft-based software, Visual Studio is sometimes the only tool that really gets the job done. It can, on occasion and in very specific development scenarios, be very helpful and intuitive to use. In recent years, its performance and usability in those narrow scenarios has improved significantly.

Cons

Visual Studio is an outright pig when it comes to performance and memory handling. It is unreliable as an application, crashing often and typically freezing up several times during a development session. This can often be due to the fact that you aren't doing things in the "Microsoft way" but that way is usually not realistic when it comes to getting actual projects done.

Lindokuhle
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 16/12/2023

Visual Studio is a no brainer

Pros

It is feature rich and relatively easy to use. I've found the AWS toolkit for visual studio particularly useful, that along with github integration makes CI/CD a breeze.

Cons

It tends to be heavy on system resources, and I probably would not use it outside of the context of programming in C#.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 04/08/2023

I recommend Microsoft Visual Studio if you are a coder.

Microsoft Visual Studio is an excellent coding environment software program. It is very easy to use and user-friendly. And it is lightweight and runs smoothly on PCs. It supports almost all programming languages and offers many helpful extensions. These features make it the best IDE in my opinion.

Pros

What I like the most about Microsoft Visual Studio is its support for multiple programming languages, and there are a bunch of extensions that are so helpful, such as Prettier, Live Server and Emmet..

Cons

Honestly, there is nothing I don't like about VS Code. I would suggest making the user interface even more creative and providing a wider selection of themes to choose from.

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