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Microsoft Visual Studio

The best comprehensive IDE for .NET and C++ developers.

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  • .NET Framework
Avg rating of 3.5 (13)| 22 comments
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Microsoft Visual Studio information

  • Developed byMicrosoft
  • LicensingProprietary and Free Personal product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (13 ratings)
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Our users have written 22 comments and reviews about Microsoft Visual Studio, and it has gotten 897 likes

Microsoft Visual Studio was added to AlternativeTo by Ola on and this page was last updated . Microsoft Visual Studio is sometimes referred to as Visual Studio, VS, Microsoft Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Online, VS Online, VS Express.

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ioanafotea
  
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I have been using Visual Studio for 4 years and it hasn't let me down not even once. Most reliable, easy to use and powerful IDE I've ever tried.

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benjaminwillis28
  
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very useful platform

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jcvasquez07
  
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Very complete? Yes, it's so complete it's cumbersome. And if you think downloading 15+ GB of installers is annoyng, wait until you try to uninstall it. It's like a curse, you'll never get rid of it completely!

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coolbkv

Try not to install complete package, use visual studio installer software and remove those applications, which you don't want.

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gnusensei

Thanks for your warning. I didn't ever know that the installer is so big.

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sybaricat
  
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Every time I have touched Visual Studio it has made me want to slam my head into the desk. It's a bloated mess (both in terms of resource usage, and in terms of trying to do too many things at once) and it's incredible how unstable it is. Files just... disappear, nowhere to be found. A resx file I haven't touched in weeks will suddenly become corrupt and then nothing works. Feels like I spend more time trying to undo VS's f*ckups than I do actually developing my project. It's gotten to the point that I have some catastrophic problem grind everything to a halt on an almost literally daily basis.

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lukalabudovic123
  
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Bloated in a sense of being obese. It hogs my SSD and RAM memory because it's such a poor piece of software. Did I mention that it's almost impossible to have custom color themes or code macros. I don't want to be working like in the 80s.

On a side note, it's not actually free, when your team surpasses 5 members you gotta pay an unreasonable amount to Micro$oft. I'd rather not be a part of that "community", as in community edition.

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crimsonbreakfast
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I like VS because it covers all my needs from SQL over ASP.NET to web apps.

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martenbjork_google
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A great, open-source code editor

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