Review of Visual Studio IDE
February 26, 2020

Review of Visual Studio IDE

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visual Studio IDE

We use Visual Studio across the whole organization. We build software using .NET and Visual Studio is a great tool for doing so. It is a great all-inclusive environment that works well for our workflow. We can work with Sql Server, docker containers, powershell, Git, and Azure DevOps all from within the IDE if we choose. We also love the Live Share feature that allows us to work together remotely.


  • Simply writing code is a great experience with Visual Studio. It's intellisense is great, as well as code snippets and refactoring tools. All of which combine to help make writing code easier and faster.
  • I love the integration with Git and Azure DevOps in particular. From working on tasks and bugs to reviewing changes to code via code lens. Visual Studio really helps us optimize our workflow.


  • The biggest issue for me is still startup time. Although significant progress has been made in this area, it can still be a beast when opening large projects. But that is a small price to pay given all of the features and functionality.
  • It allows us to build quality, well tested code, efficiently.
  • It offers a great set of tools.
Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio are both great tools. VS Code is much "lighter" and therefore faster when opening solutions. So I tend to use both depending on the use case. If I'm developing a spa app or just want to open a solution for review I'll use VS Code. If I am going to develop services then I use Visual Studio.
I've never attempted to utilize support. I can always find my answers via a quick web search. However, based on my personal experience with other Microsoft product support (such as Office 365 and Azure) I anticipate that the support would be good.

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Visual Studio is well suited for developing API's, microservices, and many other types of applications. Although VS can certainly be used for developing spa apps I tend to use VS Code for their development. It is just a quicker and lighter tool for the task.


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