A well-rounded IDE
November 25, 2019

A well-rounded IDE

Torrey Vegter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

We use it in our Application Development department to maintain code for our web platform application, web APIs and AWS lambdas.


  • Good Intellisense.
  • Very intuitive as far as the organization which is very helpful when I'm trying to find a configuration or feature I'm not familiar with.
  • Overall, a very good appearance.
  • Easy to use debug and testing tools which makes trouble-shooting code issues much easier.


  • It can be a bit slow when dealing with bigger solutions.
  • It uses a large amount of memory which can slow down your computer substantially.
  • Sometimes the granularity and scale of configurations can be overwhelming.
  • In the past, we've had some versions that would constantly crash when dealing with SSIS packages. This caused a great deal of time wasted, but the issues have been largely fixed as far as I can tell.
  • Overall, using Visual Studio has greatly sped up the development process for our team and made it extremely easy to collaborate on shared sets of code.
I've never really had to deal with person to person support but I've heard good things. 99% of my issues are solved making use of Microsoft's online forums which have an extremely active and dedicated user-base.

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Did Microsoft Visual Studio live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of Microsoft Visual Studio go as expected?

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Would you buy Microsoft Visual Studio again?


It's perfect for a larger solution that may have multiple projects interacting with each other. If you're dealing with leaner scripting based processes, Visual Studio Code may be a better fit.


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