Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE

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Visual Studio IDE

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Best IDE I've Used

8
September 30, 2021
It is being used by both software developers and consultants for customer projects that require customization by programming additional …
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The most effective coding software

9
September 29, 2021
It's one of the most effective Integrated Development Environments on the market. The best thing is how easy it is to integrate and have …
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Visual studio IDE and how flexible to use.

8
September 02, 2021
Visual Studio IDE is the heart of our organization, which we are using since 2015 to develop tools software for the other departments …
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Easy to use great for .net

10
July 21, 2021
It is being used directly in the engineering department. This IDE is used for development purposes for our company to design software …
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Visual Studio True Review

9
June 02, 2021
Visual Studio IDE is used by my department, not [the] whole organization. It is used to develop web applications which are being used by …

Visual Studio IDE Review

8
April 19, 2021
Visual Studio is being across the whole organization by different teams and team members .
It is incredibly quick and smooth compared to …

One Visual Studio does everything

7
January 25, 2021
Visual Studio is widely used in most of the projects in my organization where it involves a lot of programming effort to meet client …
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Visual Studio is a powerful IDE

10
January 12, 2021
I am using Visual Studio IDE as part of a development team in a software organization where I am supervising the development as a project …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Customer Support 2021
TrustRadius Best of Award, Best Of Feature Set 2021
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020

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Professional

$45.00

Cloud
per month

Enterprise

$250.00

Cloud
per month

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Joan Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Visual Studio is somewhat different from LiveCode. LiveCode is a coding platform that is unique and implemented most often by colleges, universities, and other academic institutions. It is more of a coding language than a team-collaboration resource. However, the LiveCode platform was used by all members of the team who used Visual Studio, too. So, that is a real plus---implementation WITH and in addition to other software applications.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used Eclipse and PyCharm for smaller projects. However, VS IDE is more for a bigger company/organization. It is an enterprise software that is perfect for a company who can pay the money to use and maintain it. Eclipse and PyCharm are more for non-business use as they lack a lot of features. They are very simple to use.
September 30, 2021

Best IDE I've Used

Score 8 out of 10
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The only downside in VS compared to these is that it doesn't hava Java support. If it had i doubt i would have to use any other IDE than VS. Overall it has the largest amount of features and support/integration for different environments, and also has the most friendly UI.
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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With Visual Studio I just code on the front-end and click the VCR-like play icon in the toolbar to launch the code in a browser. WebStorm doesn't give me any such convenience. With WebStorm I have to launch my code in IIS and use WebStorm to simply edit the files. I also have to debug by setting breakpoints in the browser. With Visual studio, setting breakpoints and launching code is all in one IDE. So I find no real value in WebStorm compared to Visual Studio.
Rohit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I personally feel Visual Studio IDE has [a] better interface and [is more] user friendly than other IDEs. It has better code maintainability and intellisense. Its inbuilt team foundation server help coders to check on their code then and go. Better nugget package management, quality testing and gives features to extract TRX file as result of testing which includes all the summary of each test case.
Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's a well [maintained], mature IDE, which has the benefit of being a [software] which only the most skilled developers works on, instead of being open source. It has a lot of very useful features, which most free IDE-s don't. Also, it has many options from commercial [license] to free usage, which is a big plus for educational introduction. Visual Studio was the first IDE I used as a professional, and ever since I find myself returning to it from time to time to only see how much it has grown.
RISHAB MADAAN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Some of the editors are suitable for a particular programming language . For example PyCharm is suited for Python .
Visual Studio has support for many languages and Visual Studio is comparatively light weight from most of the IDE . The ability to get extensions and use them is highly efficient .
For someone looking for a lean, quick loading and customizable IDE, Visual studio IDE should be the choice
Score 9 out of 10
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Eclipse, PyCharm, NetBeans I have used during my internship for smaller applications but to have a full end-to-end application with ease to connect to database and deployment I believe Visual Studio is way better than other available IDE in this space.
Although your options get a bit limited when using its free community version and the enterprise or professional version is a bit costly. So it fits good for a large organization.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • NetBeans and PhpStorm
I can't compare the NetBeans or PhpStorm with Visual Studio IDE due to entirely different use. All software development IDEs holds their importance, but Visual Studio IDE is the best among its competitors--the IntelliSense and standardization of development, in particular,are great. Overall, Visual Studio IDE is very powerful.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Visual Studio IDE is on par with Rider. There are some code insights and package management that Rider does better, but it's the debugger and profiling I find more powerful in Visual Studio IDE. I also consider the UI in Visual Studio IDE to be more appealing and intuitive to navigate. Visual Studio IDE is more feature-rich compared to Visual Studio Code, but it is also a "heavier" program to operate. For smaller projects, I find Visual Studio Code to be the better choice.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The main reason why we can't choose the Visual Studio IDE is that the entity framework provides excellent solutions. Besides, there is a very strong community of users. The Visual Studio IDE has a very user-friendly display. Creating functions and creating classes is much more practical and fast. And their library is very rich.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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While I mentioned that Visual Studio IDE could be slow, it isn't as slow as Eclipse by any stretch. While Eclipse is free, time is money, so take your pick. I once picked up JetBrains as I heard some good stuff about it, but it felt really buggy. It wasn't worth veering away from Visual Studio. VS Code is a wonderful tool. I recommend it as well, but it doesn't replace Visual Studio IDE.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Visual Studio was my preferred IDE before Rider became mature enough to replace it. Rider's performance, source control tools, and built-in refactoring make VS limited to specific use cases where Rider doesn't support.

Visual Studio still offers a rich IDE experience over other IDEs or code editors, such as refactoring, organization, source control, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
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While I am not a Java developer, I have used NetBeans in the past. I found the NetBeans interface to be more intuitive than the Visual Studio IDE. However, it was also more limited in scope. VS Code, on the other hand, is simplicity itself. It is excellent as just a text editor, but with the wide array of first and third-party add-ons, it is an excellent general development tool. We have begun using the Azure Data Studio offshoot for SQL data development. However, for a full-featured IDE that can do pretty much everything (this can also be a drawback), the Visual Studio IDE is excellent.
Score 9 out of 10
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Visual Studio IDE is a much more comprehensive package with a lot of libraries that come out-of-the-package, compared to its rivals/alternatives who have some specialization and niche areas. Due to this nature, it is possible to develop any kind of software, using almost all programming languages, whether it is compiled or interpreted one. Therefore Visual Studio IDE is a huge package, being the full stack artillery of the developer.
Score 10 out of 10
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Visual Studio Code is a very nice lightweight IDE (if you can call it that), that can be used at types of business (small to large). However, since you have to trust the sources of your plugins it can be a little more nerve-wracking at larger businesses to use this tool. Also, out of the box, compared to Visual Studio IDE you don't have a lot of those tools available. You really have to go add everything you need and or want to VS Code to get it into a place where you can use it for business needs. Visual Studio IDE out of the box has a better initial setup and more integrations into cloud, web, and desktop use that probably meets more business needs right away with less fuss and setup.
Score 10 out of 10
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Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio are both great tools. VS Code is much "lighter" and therefore faster when opening solutions. So I tend to use both depending on the use case. If I'm developing a spa app or just want to open a solution for review I'll use VS Code. If I am going to develop services then I use Visual Studio.
Score 10 out of 10
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No added value. If Visual Studio costs too much then I see the point. But otherwise there is just no need for any other tool. IntelliJ is a mess, buggy and counter intuitive. Or maybe it's because java is not a particularly cool language...
Score 9 out of 10
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Compared to a lot of these options (which are free except WebStorm), Visual Studio definitely leads the pack as far as its completeness of feature set. There are deep integrations with the Microsoft ecosystem with Visual Studio that the others can't really compete with, as Visual Studio has the full support of the Microsoft team full time to keep bringing in new features, bug fixes, etc. Things like NetBeans, Eclipse, while they do have a team, also rely heavily on the open source community in order to create a good experience. They also try to be a bit more of a 'one shoe fits all' type IDE, which inherently is going to be less feature-rich. Webstorm is the one exception, and it's the closest to Visual Studio as far as support and feature set, so the main difference is that Webstorm focuses a lot more on Javascript/Typescript, and not the C# stack, so comparing the two isn't necessarily fair.
Score 10 out of 10
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I work mostly in C++ so CLion from Jetbrains is a nice alternative...but it just doesn't stack up to Visual Studio. My paid version of VS meets all of my development needs and has done so for more than two decades so I see no reason to look any further. That said, I have looked around a lot and found CLion was the only non-VS IDE that I liked, but it's not enough to counter the value Microsoft provides.
Score 10 out of 10
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Visual Studio is simpler and very easy to use. It has more features integrated and also contains more platforms to develop (Android, Windows, Web, Data Science, C#, .NET, etc). It has two versions: one is the community version, that is free, and a professional version for people that need more features.