Visual Studio 2017 Review
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 25, 2018

Visual Studio 2017 Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Software Version

Professional

Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE Professional version 2017 is an essential tool in our development process. Functionality is quite large and I have yet to know all there is in the tool. Our own use is primarily for the development and maintenance of eCommerce web sites to sell our products. The primary language is C# with JavaScript to produce MVC-based webs.
  • Intellisense is amazingly helpful in being able to code without needing to reference a manual.
  • GIT integration along with TFS for source control and the build/release/deploy process
  • Projects and solutions and the provided templates
  • NuGet is another feature that is essential.
  • Infrequent crashes and hangs are concerning
  • Some features are difficult or non-intuitive to use like setup projects
  • Combined with Resharper, Visual Studio is particularly useful. If Resharper functionality was in Visual Studio, purchase of this utility would not be necessary. I am aware that there are many Resharper features in VS already (refactoring, etc).
  • Additional powerful controls in MVC would be appreciated.
  • Visual Studio is not inexpensive
I have used Visual Studio Code and while powerful, is not the same as the Visual Studio IDE functionality.
Visual Studio IDE basically does it all. From text editing with compilation during typing identifies potential syntax and other errors early. Compile errors are displayed and located in the source for easy fixes. Debugging features are very powerful but being able to debug live server code with Visual Studio Professional on non-Azure webs would be helpful.