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What do you like best?

The multi window support helps in maintain all the codes that includes the XML,CSS, JAVA and we can work upon it at the same time.

There is console that we can use to execute the program, I used the Visual Studio to create a react.js app. It was fun to work on! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is very less to dislike here, almost everything is in perfection here. Yet installing python packages is sometimes a pain. And plugins are very easy to download but they are very glitchy and do not perform as they are meant to be. The plugin part of the app needs to be a bit more polished! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Eclipse,Sublime Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was trying to create a react.js based website which needed to be made ASAP. That was the first time I used this app, wont disagree there a very small learning curve associated with it but it gets easy with time. There are many developer friendly plugins and the community support is unprecedented.

It is the GO TO IDE! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is Visual Studio?

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms or WPF applications, web sites, web applications, and web services.

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Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms or WPF applications, web sites, web applications, and web services.


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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.

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What do you like best?

The development structure for .NET aplications. It is excelent because this software is made for it and you can install it, execute your applications with out any problem.

Also, there is a complete library about nuget or tools that you can just download. This is extremly helpfull to build new software and apps, with out errors and stady apps.

Finally, I love this so much because it can works perfectly with SQL Server that are my favorite DB Engine and it can integrate with Microsoft VS with many tools, like LINQ and Code First. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there are problems with permisons and access to files, may be if this software can upgrated or set a parameter to execute all as an admin, so that this restrictions doesn't stop our develops and apps.

Also, the errors sometimes are dificult to intepretate, you have to use try cacth in many lines of code because there is a change that the error IDE shows you will tell you nothing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is excellent because Microsoft is supporting it and there is a lot of documentation on microsoft docs, also the community is highly active resolving problems and using this software every day.

You will need windows X to improve and use all of the tools that Microsoft Visual Studio can bring to you, because this Operative System has the perfect environment to work with Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio.

Also you will need a good computer, but anything expensive, you can run Microsoft Visual Studio on an Intel i3 processor and 4 GB of ram. There is more than 10 GB that you will need on your harddisk to use all features and if you can afford a SSD it will be great for the performance.It is excellent because Microsoft is supporting it and there is a lot of documentation on microsoft docs, also the community is highly active resolving problems and using this software every day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many develops for clientes, enterprises, educational and for my self. Also I've been improvement my knowlegde about .NET and I've been develop many software solutions to many organizations that improved their operations. This is my number one programing language and I've studying it at university and using it at work. C# - WPF and also SQL Server.

Also I started to teach to my little brother how to learn programing and I'm using this software because is pretty simple to build you first app with graphic environment, just taking the objects from tools and setting them into the window. Is perfect to learn how to programing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

1. Easy to use

2.Supports multiple languages.

3. Has support for built-in plugins likes TFS

4. Easy customization for team requirements.

5. SQL can be plugedin where you can run queries to check

6. Smart sense for completing and detecting code.

7. Performance mangement inbuild tools

8. File and source explorer directly opens the windows disk.

9. multiple support of different machnisims like Webappi, Windows in same place.

10. easy to check the source body by defination.

11. Package creation is easy with the pre installer feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Crash and closed automatically during the coding but this totally depend what type of code you writing as well.

2. Doesn't have enough support for Front End coding such as HTML,Css. Should have live view during coding in the window itself.

3. Cant change inteillence option when you running the code. As well this feautre not availble in all versions.

4. Function call can be see above the function body which is an excellent feature but again only available in ultimate version.

5. Not all version support the other vesrion code and you require to convert the project.

6. sometimes hang with TFS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes definetely this is the best software to work in .net framework Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Performance of the application.

2. Debugging of Vendor dll using intelliance. you can find from where actually issue starts and can inform the vendor for the function stack trace.

3. debugging of webapi server and client both simunitiously using the multi run feature to get out put. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Technical Lead
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What do you like best?

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment that offers the following advantages:

1. It is an intelligent and very efficient tool to develop any type of application with minimal effort.

2. It is very user friendly that offers rich inbuilt support for vast amount of features that ease the process of development.

3. It integrates database development by providing access to SQL Server management studio.

4. Developers does not need to remember the syntax of code to be written to implement a functionality.

5. It supports mobile development.

6. Exceptions can be handled properly by using exception handling feature.

7. Distributed application development is supported.

8. It eases the process of debugging.

9. It has inbuilt support of version control.

10. It provides library to enhance the technical knowledge through MSDN. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft Visual Studio have the following flaws:

1. Sometimes it is tedious task to identify the line of code, where the error or defect is present.

2. Large amount of space will be consumed in order to install Microsoft Visual Studio.

3. Occasionally MSDN will not be sufficient to learn a concept in a better way.

4. It might be very hard to execute older project or program developed using older version of Microsoft Visual Studio in subsequent version of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no other choice to look beyond Microsoft Visual Studio. It should part of your daily activities. Every year Microsoft is introducing new features by doing research and development by investing so much money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Visual Studio does not need fixing any issue. It itself is the most sophisticated, versatile and high-end development tool to work with implementing real-time applications but creating knowledge on all areas that were offered by Microsoft is highly suggested to use the features to work with team to make advantage of Microsoft Visual Studio. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It has a lot of shortcuts which makes typing code a lot easier.It's suggestions are also quite accurate and help in enhancing speed of writing code. Its debugging features are also quite great and are really helpful in finding bugs in code.It provides support for many programming and scripting languages. It also has a customer friendly support which is really beneficial if one's program isn't running properly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is very huge and covers a lot of disk space.Also, its search feature is sub optimal and usually doesn't give accurate results most of the time,which is quite problematic especially if one is working on a large project and want to search some minute detail within it. It is also more expensive than its competitors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend using this IDE if you have a good computer and have a high budget. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is helping us write code in a better and organised way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This is by far the best tool with which you can take care of code development, configuration management and deployment.

You can easily integrate it with version management tools like Git, SVN and TFS. It also lets you to integrate with third party tools like beyond compare.

The diff and merge tool that is available with Visual Studio is good and you can configure it as per your needs.

Availability of support for multiple coding languages will make it as one tool for the entire time which makes my Admin's work easy to install and maintain the IDE Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the tool is bit slow and ends up in restarting. The IDE itself is bit bulky and you need to choose the right options while installing to make it lean Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for one tool to generalize for your entire development team(C, C++, Java, .NET etc.) then this is the best tool you can go for Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code development, Configuration management and Deployment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is very useful for software developers. We can code, debug check in and deploy to production via azure as well. The biggest upsight for me is we can work as a team there and check in / download the code as well so all are in sync.

It is very useful for BA also. they can create user stories in TFS i.e. team foundation server of Microsoft which is synced with Visual studio so while check in we can mention user story id or the task which we create under it

It is very useful for managers also. They can trace the project progress with admin access in tfs and can see individual performances with hours logged in it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It do get lags sometimes so I hope they will fix the issue with an update soon,

It also gives some times compatibility issue and even though my file is checked out it doesn't show.

so I need to make changes again to my file in order to make that file check out so I can check in the changes to server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend it to all the viewers of this review, Its a great tool for development even though its web or mobile Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team member who are working from home are always in sync and anyone can download latest code from machine so this problem is also solved. The biggest benefit is that we can code multiple software languages in single tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Visual Studio is the ultimate development environment for any project, small or large! I personally switched to Visual Studio while exploring options for IDEs as I was stumbling through various alternatives such as Repl.it and Atom that simply didn't meet the standards I searched for. VS Code has everything a developer could ever want, it has a light-weight build, it is fast & reliable, and it has extensive features that isolates it from all its competitors. I personally am a major fan of the LiveShare extension enabling developers to join each others' remote servers and cooperate on code simultaneously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, the extension titled 'Live Share' utilized to allow developers to cooperate together becomes slow or crashes if a large sum of developers are present on a single developmental server, yet such a consequence is expected. Although I do not have any direct issues with the platform, the only thing that VS Code currently lacks is a designing feature on the application itself. Being capable of designing, programming, and deploy code all from one program would be revolutionary and the perfect addition to this IDE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely explore the platform and don't be afraid to try new extensions in order to smoothen your workflow and create a more enjoyable environment for development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, I use Visual Studio to program all of the software tasks I am assigned in the startup I intern for. I am capable of tackling difficult problems and determining creative solutions with the assistance of VS Code's smooth developmental environment. I have realized that without Visual Studio, the efficiency and effectiveness in my work would lack substantially, and I can't picture my day-to-day work schedule without its presence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It has all the features integrated required to code in any language like debug, lint checking and run the code. It is very good in integration with github with pulling and pushing of code along with merging the code. It provides many inbuild features for microsoft supported language dotnet and also for the javascript like installing of the package nuget and various other extensions that are hard to use and install in other IDE like atom etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has plugins that are hard to work with. Sometimes the configuration for debug does not gives proper result. Needs more elaborated document including setup for multiple projects. It is providing more features for dotnet instead of java. It requires various setting in java that requires eclipse to be setup. There are various java based language like apex and other for which eclipse is better choice than visual studio Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very good IDE for coding .Under one roof you will get all the tools required for software development lifecycle like code, built and run and test the application. It is also having tools for providing testing for the application along with writing test case and use case. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write code in visual studio for language react.js,node.js, salesforce using extension, java, dotnet . I mainly used this IDE for running and debugging the code. It is user friendly and provide most of the inbuilt features along with plugins to access any other feature like connection with database, cloud platform connection and other operations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I use visual studio as my IDE.

Many Add-Ons available.

Many programming language supported.

Remote ssh feature.

Different Themes. inbuilt terminal.

Collaborate with team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes takes more time to launch, due to its size. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Choose this product, you will love to work it, thank me later. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am Programmer, I solve all my problems via coding with the help of visual studio.

I program in .Net, visual basic and python, Visual studio supports all the languages.

Visual studio is one and only my IDE for long time.

FIrst, I get the requirement from the Business Team.

Then I create my own logic to the stated problem.

Once I am clear with my logic, I will start coding with my favorite and most suitable programming language,

I will write all my code using visual studio code,

Once I completed the coding and tested it,

I will push the code to git hub using the visual studio inbuilt terminal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Visual Studio community edition is free.

Visual studio has excellent debugger. I have worked with multiple IDEs and visual studio IDE is the best.

It provides built-in support for multiple modern languages like Javascript, Ruby, C, C++. I prefer Visual Studio for React, Docker and Kubernetes development.

It provides many configurations and extensions which makes life of programmer much easy.

Visual Studio community is vast and very helpful. Help for technical issues is easily available.

It has huge plugin library.

It can be easily integrated with GitHub. I personally like fixing merge conflicts in Visual Studio than in command line interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Visual Studio consumes large memory and slows down my machine some times.

In some times, It warms up the laptop to next level.

Visual Studio provides very large number of features which is daunting at the beginning. Advise it start with the minimum number of features and add extra features as you need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use visual studio as an IDE for Javascript, React, Kubernetes, Docker development.

I used to use it for C++ development as well and it provides best C++ debugger.

I use visual studio to fix merge conflicts as it provides best integration with Github. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

A one-window development environment which empowers the developer to develop application for local and cloud environments. The IDE is comprising of very useful and powerful features. Easy to use interface. The best IntelliSense to help speedy development and avoid syntax errors. It enables the developers and organizations to work in teams more interactively and effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For being an IDE with numerous features, usually it is difficult to quickly navigate or find any feature which I didn't used earlier. Easy to use but a bulky interface. For being a huge application, it often causes system very slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Visual Studio is an easy-to-use, friendly and powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for development of desktop, web & mobile applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Visual Studio as a part of development team in a software organization where I am supervising the development as a Project Manager. It helps us to standardize the development environment among team members. We are using it for development of an application for cloud environment however it is capable to develop mobile and desktop applications as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Things I like most about the visual studio:

- Extensions for different software.

- Themes are just amazing with different colors and fonts of the code/text that we write.

- Auto filing of default classes/constructors/methods/functions is just great in terms of suggestion and speed.

- Shortcuts are customizable and the go-to the definition is just simply wow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As such I don't dislike anything but I think it would be great if there are some simplified get-started tutorials that can help the newbies as the visual studio is very rich in features so one can get confused about what to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it almost every day as coding/programming is what I do, so the benefits would be:

1. As I'm using it for the last 4 yrs now and I'm very much comfortable. Its multi-tab/window feature helps me in comparing the function declaration and definition in two different files.

2. The version control UI is just amazing as it eases out my task of manually comparing the changes that I do and can add and commit using the UI.

3. The extensions plugin helps me resolve things automatically without writing any line of code (for eg. linting, formatting, beautifying the project) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like that Visual Studio is a tool that can help one build any kind of application for most environments and Azure. It has the most features that are needed in any IDE and for cloud development or Windows Development, it works the best. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The biggest problem with Visual Studio is that it is still a large application. The Application has so many features that it can be hard to navigate and find the correct features needed. The application is also more like a sledgehammer if all you need to do is look at the text in a file and you need highlighting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For large teams that are using an IDE, this tool may work for you. This works especially well in a .NET Azure environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual Studio provides an IDE that will be able to handle the use cases of multiple development teams. It can be used for mobile development, cloud development, and web application development. This has standardized the tool across development teams and allows us to make sure we have the same tools and similar workflows across teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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