Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE
We currently develop our software in Visual Studio. This is one of many tools that we use. We use Visual Studio because one of our softwares is currently in the C# language. We currently use Windows Forms, but we are looking into expanding to use the WPF feature in Visual Studio. Both have their advantages, but our current development schedule does not allow for much time to make the switch.
- It makes very good suggestions when trying to develop quickly.
- It allows for very easy GUI development and code integration.
- It has a memory management tool that is useful to view how much memory our program is using.
- It will allow you to "compile" your code even with errors. By this I mean that it will suggest that you use the previously compiled code instead. This is not very helpful when you are trying to test a new feature.
- It can be difficult on setup to make sure that you have all of the tools showing that you might need. They are not always in the same place between version of Visual Studio.
Visual Studio is really only good IDE for C# development, so my company uses it to develop our C# programs.
Visual Studio does an amazing job when you are trying to program in the C# language, but I have found that if I want to use another language (i.e. C++ or C) it suits me better to find a different IDE. Overall Visual Studio is extremely helpful when trying to develop well defined GUIs though.