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What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools…

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Visual Studio IDE

10 out of 10
October 04, 2022
Visual Studio Code is the preferred IDE for µServices development include Java Microservice. Best IDE for .Net core, NodeJS, Python and …
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Very good IDE to program in C#

10 out of 10
June 07, 2022
We use Visual Studio IDE to make software that will be used with our product. We use the .Net framework with C# language. Visual Studio …
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Best IDE I've Used

8 out of 10
September 30, 2021
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It is being used by both software developers and consultants for customer projects that require customization by programming additional …
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$45.00

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$250.00

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Starting price (does not include set up fee)

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Product Details

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools that understand code context and that can complete up to a whole line at once to drive accurate and confident coding.

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Visual Studio Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools that understand code context and that can complete up to a whole line at once to drive accurate and confident coding.

Visual Studio starts at $45.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Visual Studio are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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February 29, 2024

Visual Studio True Review

Rohit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Visual Studio IDE is used by my department, not [the] whole organization. It is used to develop web applications which are being used by our whole organization to visualize data. There are many business problems which we deal [with] in my organization. Users need to visualize data on their desktops. For that they need to install a Windows application on their machine which was really very time consuming and difficult for every user. Rather, we developed a web application for them so that they could view data on a web application which we built using Visual Studio IDE which gave us large inbuilt functionalities like web applications, windows applications, windows services, [etc.]

Another business problem was that my organization needs a survey from lots of people from different regions and different ages across the world. Earlier they used to take the survey on page and then reconcile them after putting [in a] lot of effort and time. It used to take lots of time to get results of the survey, but we designed a Web Application in VS IDE using .Net framework which gave us a lot of in built functionality to create a dynamic web site and using html and Jquery designed a user friendly web page to fill the survey and get the results on a click button which was a fast and efficient way of taking the survey.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Visual Studio is the best IDE I ever used. I mainly work in javascript and react library. In Microsoft Visual Studio, we will get so many extensions which will save a lot of time in coding. Folder structures icons, and every month, getting updation from IDE, I liked the most.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Visual Studio IDE for my C assembly and python codes. I also use it for git version control management. The Visual Studio IDE help me to get more insight of my code, in terms of how my code is structured and written. I use Visual Studio IDE in my daily work and also do Realtime debugging of my C++ code.
October 10, 2022

Visual Studio IDE Review

RISHAB MADAAN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Visual Studio is being across the whole organization by different teams and team members .
It is incredibly quick and smooth compared to other IDE such as Eclipse . I have been an Eclipse user for a long time but after shifting to visual studio, there is no going back . The extensions available are amazing and the most important aspect is the ease with which these extensions can be downloaded and used .
I used numerous of them such as debugger for Chrome, walnut, gitLens and so on .
October 04, 2022

Visual Studio IDE

A. Kıvanç Güler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Visual Studio Code is the preferred IDE for µServices development include Java Microservice. Best IDE for .Net core, NodeJS, Python and also Spring Boot coding with very friendly user interface and necessary extensions. Embedded debugging features and CI/CD Pipeline facilitators make day to day business easily and productive enough.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Visual Studio IDE to make software that will be used with our product. We use the .Net framework with C# language. Visual Studio IDE is probably the best programming IDE we are using. We use it for more than 10 years and we plan to use it for another 10 years and beyond.
Joan Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Use it to help create educational applications for inside and outside the classroom. Develop literacy and reading productivity apps for K-12 and beyond. The use of Visual Studio helps us configure our applications to address the needs of a variety of challenged readers as well as readers in all age/ability groups who are required to read for long periods and may be overwhelmed by the amount of media needed to cover.
September 30, 2021

Best IDE I've Used

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is being used by both software developers and consultants for customer projects that require customization by programming additional functionality. In consulting it's mainly used to develop extensions to other projects that are being implemented with Microsoft technologies. It speeds up the development process because it integrates well with those technologies.
Manoj Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 all of your products in one place. It contains tools and features that can improve the effectiveness, simplicity, and security of any software. The most significant advantage of Visual Studio IDE is that it supports many programming languages. If an error occurs while creating code, it provides a clear description of the mistake so it can be readily fixed.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Visual Studio IDE is the heart of our organization, which we are using since 2015 to develop tools software for the other departments within our organization. Moreover, it provides a set of rich libraries to develop applications in different languages.it doesn't take much time to develop a rice UI application which saves the budget for our organization. Most of the time we got appreciated from the client for quick delivery of the projects.






Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is being used directly in the engineering department. This IDE is used for development purposes for our company to design software applications. It is also used for unit testing and debugging. The biggest problem this addresses is a development be platform for C#. We also have used it for our database development and code management. Visual studio also ties into DevOps we creates a tight integration point for bug tracking. We are able to tie code check-ins to the software issue
Shivam Vishwakarma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Visual Studio IDE is used by the developer cell of my organization. The best thing about Visual Studio IDE is it is easy to use and user friendly. There are number of plugins available, and all of them are awesome. I have been using this product for more than four years now, and the support community actively helps me every time if i get stuck somewhere. This product is fully modifiable--you can chose your environment, you can add your snippets easily, plus it has an integrated terminal that helps a lot while testing and developing products. You can also share screens and code with your team very easily.
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visual Studio is our everyday workhorse. If we're not using Microsoft Office or SQL Server Management Studio then we're in Visual Studio. We use Visual Studio to develop Web Forms, Web Services, back-end Service libraries, and now we use it for all our client-side JavaScript, AngularJS, and Angular development. Instead of using one tool for the front-end and an different tool for the back-end, Visual Studio provides us with a broad scope of features so that it's the only real development tool we need.
Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company uses mostly Linux based tech, but from time-to-time, we do arrive at Windows-based tasks. In those cases, using Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code are our main tools for tackling problems. Mostly used for C# and C++ codes, sometimes TypeScript, we use Visual Studio as a reliable, modern, and highly valuable IDE.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used across the whole organization. We are using the Enterprise version of it. I am using it currently in the Data Conversion department where we manage tools build in C#, .NET using Visual Studio IDE to handle conversion and deconversion of different types of banking information including reports, statements, documents, check images, etc. Visual Studio helps in solving a lot of business problems, it can be used to build full-stack web applications, window applications, frameworks, etc.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visual Studio IDE is used primarily by our Software Developers and Architects. Our Testers use Microsoft Test Manager, and most of our other SDLC roles (Project Managers, Design Managers, Business Analysts, etc.) use the Team Foundation Server web interface. Visual Studio is necessary for coding, version control, build administration, and access to other tools. It is a more robust interface than what TFS Web offers, and many of the features provided in the Visual Studio IDE that aren't present in the TFS Web are essential to the duties of those roles.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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 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 able to develop mobile and desktop applications as well.
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Visual Studio is an all-in-one package for software developers. Our team uses it for developing computer software, mobile apps and web based software. Normally we use rad model to complete our project, because we have to deliver projects with fast and correct, Visual Studio given more support to suss it. Mainly IT department uses this software, but as an education and tanning providing company, our academic department also uses for teaching process. We have in-house developed student management system, payroll, inventory control system, and HR system. [They] help to increase company efficiency.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our .Net team uses Visual Studio IDE as their tool to build .Net web applications, APIs and do light interface work with Azure resources. Since the IDE provides a complete development environment, it makes it easy to build, test, debug, and deploy code into a wide variety of environments with ease.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use the Visual Studio IDE to develop mobile applications, develop Web applications, and write web services. As a team in the software development department, we follow the codes we write both through GitHub and the Visual Studio IDE. In the education sector, we are developing mobile applications where students can receive written and visual training. Using the frameworks in the Visual Studio IDE, we develop an efficient and effective application.
Clay Horste | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Visual Studio IDE across our entire organization as our primary development platform. Visual Studio has become a great way to develop software for most platforms that we target. The beauty of Visual Studio is the way it handles legacy applications. We have been updating and modernizing a lot of apps recently and combining the ability to work with apps written 10 or more years ago with programmability has made the work much simpler.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used Visual Studio for all C#, ASP.NET, and even Classic ASP development over the past 10 years. Nowadays our team mostly uses Rider IDE but Visual Studio still remains installed for a few special use cases, where we want first-party IDE support.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Visual Studio IDE for two primary purposes. One is application development and maintenance using primarily c#. The other is for data development, mainly using SQL Server Data Tools/extensions for SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS. This is beginning to shift somewhat on the application development as they are beginning to leverage the VS Code. On the data side, we are heavy users of Visual Studio IDE for SQL suite development and will continue to be so long as we leverage SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS.
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