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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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Create your own applications, web sites, web applications and web services using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, February 12, 2015

This is the newest programming software from Microsoft which allows user to program in many languages which include Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++, Visual C# and Windows Phone among other languages. With Visual Studio 2013 one can be able to program applications including websites and other web application for both computers and mobile phones using the Windows OS.

Unlike previous version Microsoft has enhanced the features of this version which include new tools for modeling, analysis for codes and an improved debugger to make programming a wonderful experience. By using this software the user can download templates online to help them in programming.

This version comes with an improved UI which has over 400 modified icons and an increased use of color and a different Start page which helps to program easier .it also has productivity tools to move code lines or for in-line navigation.

This software requires the following to operate well: a windows OS, A 1.6GHz processor, a 1GB RAM and a hard disk with 10GB free space.


  • • Ability to program in several programming languages
  • • Advanced features to make programming easier
  • • Has a Performance and Diagnostics hub


  • • Requires a large amount of space
  • • Only available for windows OS
  • • Very hard to use for starters
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A Compelling Software with an Extensive options and Customization Abilities

By Reinalei Jamir

On Monday, May 19, 2014

VS 2013 is the default development environment for mounting Windows. In this edition, there are significant new functionalities added. There are also vast changes introduced such as the addition of 400 customized icons that update the interface to a more attractive Windows 8 appearance. Others changes are useful code editing that emerged originally in VS Power Tools add-ons, but are now legitimately included and supported.

I have never seen an IDE so instinctive and useful other than this software. I find this program really functional, with an attractive interface and a wide selection of tools. VS 2013 also increases support for new languages like Typescript. This software works with Typescript by giving complete support for refactoring and code navigation.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is the one of the best IDE today. It allows us to employ nimble and flexible planning tools, so we can use some methods like incremental development. However, the price is a bit expensive but I think that in the long run this software is all worth it.


  • Easy to use and very instinctive
  • Lots of significant new functionalities


  • The price tag is a bit high
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Microsoft Visual Studio is a great tool that allows you to make all kinds of software projects fairly easy.

By James Meyette

On Monday, January 12, 2015

Microsoft Visual studio has been around for some time now this being the version for the year 2013 it has come a very long way since its days of youth and it has grown a great deal. Originally the program could really only be used to make command line programs and winForms, you are still able to use the IDE for such tasks but it can also be used for making Win8 Native apps as well as web applications due to all of the integrations of many new programming language standards.

Originally you also needed to have multiple versions of the product specific to your programming language that you primarily used this has changed and the utility allows you to use a multitude of languages right under one interface so you are able to have multiple projects going from one computer and one program rather than having to have so many things on your machine all at once.


  • Clean and easy to use interface
  • You are able to use a number of supported languages


  • Sometimes the program can be rather difficult to setup
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • For studying C# in our advanced programming subject because Im a Bachelor of Science Information Technology student and I really want to learn it.

  • I will use it for education purpose as according to cambridge board programming paper is included in O/A levels syllabus, thats the reason to use vb 13

  • design application for my college that used to student register and add information for every one and search result in the last year so i use it

  • self use, aiding my skills as an IT. used to develop the skill i have since i only did introduction at school, really need this for a pracicet

  • to do homework in all of my computer programming classes at Texas Wesleyan University during the semesters that I take those types of classes.

What similar programs have you used?
  • yes ai used whie making different programs and tha visual stdio is best i think ,fast and relaible and the are easily to use therefore i want t download this to help me

  • i have used a software names dev that was a bit good now i want to use visual studio for better programing for my life carrier and my family.

  • i have used netflame work which is also an awesome software designed by microsoft it inhences system maufaction and when gaming is gives the sy

  • for learning and doing working as a master of appliaction development and in Information tecnology fields. i m looking for a very nice apps

  • dream viewer,visual studio 2012,i have used all of these programs to develop my applications,more over i used turbo c++,c free and net bean software.

What do you like most about this program?
  • development and designing using pre Free Download You are about to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 from our server Advantages:defiend tools

  • i like the features in visual studio 2013 and it also support .net framework 4.0 so its good for any developer for developing new different type

  • This is the best development tool so far, besides code::blocks.. Used Eclipse IDE before and this is needed to develop windows applications.

  • It has good feature in terms developing websites and windows applications. The new features are extremely good. I am an entry level developer.

  • i need this Microsoft visual studio 2013 for video editing adding and removing backgrounds and mix,cut musics and overlaying video over videos


This software is an IDE (integrated development environment), which is used to develop applications in several programming languages for the framework .NET. Microsoft has provided a new version of this complete application with some improvements compared to its previous versions and an increased performance for the different essential functions it possesses. New tools for modeling, analysis for your codes, or an improved debugger are some of the new features.

Microsoft has designed this development environment in order to bring the user a complete application to meet the needs of programmers. This application allows users to program in different languages like Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++, Visual C#, or for Windows Phone among others. With this software, you will be able to program applications for computers and mobile phones with Windows Phone OS integrated. Create applications, web sites, web applications or even web services in any environment that supports the platform. NET. you’ve always wanted With a bit of patience and with the help provided by Microsoft Visual Studio you can produce all those things you’ve always wanted. Also, you can download templates in order to create, for example, Windows Forms applications or web forms pages that you can customize, as well as programming in Visual Basic or Visual C# for example.

Tools and Code Editor

Among the great number of essentials tools the application provides, you'll find a better code editor, a debugger and new tools that are included in the designer, such as a WPF Designer or Windows Forms. The code editor allows you to highlight the desired lines of the code and a code completion thanks to the IntelliSense feature. On the other hand, the application recognizes the functions and variables that you implement into your code and offers different solutions to continue your work.

Furthermore, the debugger feature is improved and can detect mistakes that are made through the process. The designer feature helps the user with different tools and makes the work more intuitive and efficient since the options are provided in different boxes. Also, you can use external tools like SPY ++ that provide a graphical view of the processes, threads, window system. and GuidGen generates a GUID based on the specified criteria among others. In addition, you can download additional plugins for Microsoft Visual Studio.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Features

Below you can find the essential features included on Microsoft Visual Studio:

  • Improved UI with more than 400 modified icons, increased use of color and a different Start page, among others
  • New Performance and Diagnostics hub
  • Different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C# or for Windows Phone
  • Productivity tools to move code lines or for in-line navigation
  • New Team Explorer to navigate easily
  • Possibility of scrolling bars in two modes (bar and map modes)
  • New Peek Definition feature which includes the command called ‘Go To Definition’
  • Work with Code Information Indicators with CodeLens tool
  • New IDE experience
  • Possibility of using a Microsoft account with MSDN, or even with Team Foundation Service subscriptions
  • Includes free support for the development of the application from Windows Store
  • Enhanced with new capabilities thanks to the XAML feature
  • Create services or even websites through its platform such as ASP.NET WebForums, Web API services or ASP.NET MVC among others

For further information, feel free to visit the Microsoft Visual Studio website here

System Requirements

Before you download Microsoft Visual Studio, check the minimum system requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (x86 and x64)
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 10 GB free Hard disk space