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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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Professional

$45.00

Cloud
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Enterprise

$250.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $45 per month
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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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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Multiple coding extensions such as beautify
  • Automatically importing the files
  • Sonar qube extensions
  • Almost work in all the languages
  • Seems little slow IDE
  • Little difficult to use first time
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Debugging
  • Source code maintanance
  • Error handling mechanism in terms of building the solution.
  • If the existing source code do not have solution created, it is hard to link that folder with VS. We only can see the code , but cannot build it.
  • Not easy to define "user defied build rules" for our project. Empty Project option did not help everytime.
  • Nowadays, in latest versions of the Visual Studio IDE, it is hard to get speed of switching between two tabs or windows within one solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to build software
  • Easy to debug our software
  • Intellisence is fine
  • Intellisense is good but can be improve
  • Sometime the IDE is freezing without reason
Joan Brennan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Allows for unique configurations within our app builds.
  • Allows for team sharing that is easier to manage.
  • Helps promote better team communication while saving valuable time, too.
  • Accessing the Visual Studio account more easily would be SO helpful.
  • Ongoing improvement in the Visual Studio's security will also be most appreciated, as many of our creators with IP for their applications are protective of that IP.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great features and packages
  • Easy to use
  • Provides mistake free coding
  • Sometimes publishing code has too many errors and it is hard to figure out what is wrong
  • Debugging needs to be easier
  • Search needs to be better if report is very big
September 30, 2021

Best IDE I've Used

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Best UI I've seen in IDE products. It looks nice and features are easy to find.
  • Easy to add features to IDE on-demand, no need to download anything separately after initial installation.
  • Integrates well with other MS products, like Azure or Office.
  • No Java support.
  • In some cases when it's loading something it doesn't let you do anything with the UI. Some other IDE's do these operations in background and you can still keep working.
  • Community edition requires Microsoft account registration.
Manoj Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I like how the tabs and panels are organized; everything is gathered together so you can find what you're looking for quickly.
  • If you can't find something, there's a thorough search engine that searches all of Visual Studio's features.
  • The Team Foundation Server feature is fantastic since it allows us to easily deploy and roll back changes on the server.
  • Visual Studio is good at debugging, however it can get stuck at times, requiring you to either stop debugging or restart Visual Studio.
  • The application is heavy and takes a long time to load.
  • Visual Studio has a wonderful UI, but it feels a little difficult, particularly for newcomers. This is a minor flaw, but it still feels like it could be better.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Set of rich libraries for different languages.it is not stuck only with c# using this you can write code in other languages also.
  • Code debugging is very simple and accurate.
  • Creation of class library and executable files are awesome features.
  • Inbuilt IIS hosting is great features to host your application.
  • Visual studio initial load takes quite longer to setup your projects.
  • Taking time to install and uninstall the application.
Shivam Vishwakarma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Having a number of extensions
  • Easily modify settings; can add snippets very easily
  • Works with every programming language
  • Everything is integrated, from terminal to image viewer and pdf viewer
  • Select text and create snippets
  • Understanding unnecessary code
  • Making more interactive IDE
Mark Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Debugging client-side JavaScript is so easy in Visual Studio. Other IDEs such as Jet Brains WebStorm provide some form of debugging, but noting is easier than Visual Studio. In particular, its the only tool that lets me put a break point in client-side script and walk the HTTP request into a Web API and back.
  • With other lighter-weight tools, even Visual Studio Code, you have to dig around to find the right way to include 3rd party libraries or frameworks into your code. With Visual Studio NuGet is always handy since its built-in to the IDE. The other nice feature is after you add a package through NuGet, it searches your code and alerts you to other packages that might need upgrading.
  • Our company uses Team Foundation Server for source control and using the Visual Studio IDE makes it completely transparent. Its so simple to bring down a fresh copy of your code, check-in a file or compare versions of a file.
  • While we use the Enterprise edition, it's great that Microsoft offers a slimmed-down community edition for others. This makes it easier for college students to get familiar with the Visual Studio IDE for free and then later makes it easier to transition over to the Professional or Enterprise Editions when they enter the business world.
  • Because AngularJS and Angular have taken the development world nearly overnight, it would be great if Microsoft updated Visual Studio to provide better support for debugging Angular and AngularJS code. Years ago, a free third-party plug-in existed called Batarang which helped developers see the contents of Angular object. Unfortunately, as Google moved forward in development this tool was ultimately broken. Visual Studio lacks real support for providing debugging tools for Google's popular front-end framework.
  • Software developers are either C# or Visual Basic developers...though its rare to find a VB person anymore. Unfortunately, the Visual Studio IDE never lets you choose which of the two language to install. As a C# developer it really would be great if I could tell the installation module to not install VB or its project libraries.
  • The code snippet feature in Visual Studio needs upgrading and wizards so it becomes a first class citizen in the IDE. Visual Studio would become so much more useful if I could right-click snippets of code and with a single click tell the IDE to add them to my snippets library. This would kick off a wizard that could help me edit the snippet to make it more reusable. Today if you want to use the Snippet Editor you really have to dig around the web to figure out how to make it work for you.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • One-stop development shop. Centralized location for all development-related tools and workflow.
  • Continue work offline, disconnected from the network if needed.
  • More robust build administration than what is offered on the web
  • Certain settings and features can sometimes be challenging to locate. The interface isn't always intuitive.
  • Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing. For example, users can quickly add a new workspace in Source Control Explorer when a local path shows as "Not Mapped," but it doesn't indicate that the user might want to check the dropdown list of workspaces. The shortcut of creating a new workspace by clicking on the "Not Mapped" link can lead to developers creating too many workspaces and causing workspace management to become unwieldy. If the shortcut link were removed, the user would be forced to use the Workspace dropdown. While it can add an extra step to the process, workspaces would be managed more easily, and this would enforce consistency. At the very least, there should be a high-level administrative setting to hide the shortcut link.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great IntelliSense
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Standardization of development environment among team
  • Hard to find or navigate some options/features for first time
  • Very heavy and causes the system to slow
  • Very large in size, occupies a lot of disk space
  • High system configuration required for smooth operation
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Error finding and debugging.
  • Number of extensions for customize our IDE.
  • User friendly interface with dark and light mood.
  • Rich toolbox for interface design.
  • High memory use.
  • Long startup time.
  • Cost is higher than other developing case tools.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The entity frameworks offered by mobile application developers produce highly efficient results.
  • The Visual Studio IDE tool with which we write code is very fast and has a user-friendly display
  • Initially, problems with GitHub integration may occur. It can be difficult for all members of the team to get involved in the project via GitHub.
  • I think it is quite successful in such operations as rearranging, renaming variables as smart, converting one or more lines of code into a new method, changing the order of method parameters.
  • The Quick Launch search box, called "Quick Launch," allows us to find everything we need in Visual Studio quickly.
  • Linux environments do not provide as much performance as windows systems. In addition to this, we need to check the configuration at the beginning of the manual need to do
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides a smooth, efficient IDE for developing .NET applications.
  • Debugging tools are better than any other IDE I've used in the past.
  • Has a great selection of extensions, e.g Resharper and OzCode.
  • Visual Studio can be clunky and slow at times, much longer loading and building than Rider.
  • Having the manually save after becoming used to auto-saving and automatic local history is an annoyance and constant fear.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides a single interface for developing across tools
  • Updates have become much easier as the SQL tools have moved to extensions.
  • The IDE install/update process has become more streamlined over the years..
  • Integration with Azure DevOps is now excellent and continues to improve.
  • Continuing instability with the IDE, which often results in uninstall/reinstall to remedy issues.
  • Still somewhat bloated even when slimming down the installed options
  • Overkill for some development (VS Code, the better choice for specific patterns)
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