Super Powerful IDE for your .Net (and more) needs
April 19, 2020

Super Powerful IDE for your .Net (and more) needs

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

Our .Net team uses Visual Studio IDE as their tool to build .Net web applications, APIs and do light interface work with Azure resources. Since the IDE provides a complete development environment, it makes it easy to build, test, debug, and deploy code into a wide variety of environments with ease.
  • Debugging
  • Performance tracking
  • Code insights
  • Performance
  • Integrations
  • Deployments
  • Reduced coding time
  • Increase value of deliverable
  • Reduced code defects
Visual Studio IDE is on par with Rider. There are some code insights and package management that Rider does better, but it's the debugger and profiling I find more powerful in Visual Studio IDE. I also consider the UI in Visual Studio IDE to be more appealing and intuitive to navigate. Visual Studio IDE is more feature-rich compared to Visual Studio Code, but it is also a "heavier" program to operate. For smaller projects, I find Visual Studio Code to be the better choice.
Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.

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Visual Studio is a great solution for large scale .Net projects. The solution file architecture makes it easy to have a Web API, data libraries, and front end code all as separate projects within the solution. Additionally, the integration with Azure resources provided within the IDE makes it easy to explore resources and deploy to hosted services.

Visual Studio might node be suited for smaller sized projects since the IDE can take up a lot of resources. For smaller projects, Visual Studio Code works much easier. Visual Studio might not be suited for projects where you need to deploy from the IDE into environments that are not Azure or Web Deploy based. The FTP deployment options can be finicky and there are no built-in deployment options for other services.