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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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This is one of the tools that will make you application development simple

By Frank Kanyua

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I first came across visual studio when i was in search of a program that would allow me to create application for android and mac and also programs for windows. When i later installed visual studio, i was met by a simple to use interface that could be customized to anyone's liking.

What visual studio offers is a simple way to create things and also an even easier way to code anything. To toggle between the coding and the app form you just double click or navigate using some buttons at the top. Like in adobe Dreamweaver, visual studio also gives you the ability to add buttons, text bars ,hyperlinks and anything else you would like by just clicking on the task bar and navigating to any option you would like. 100% no coding needed there, but if you would like the button to become an action maker, you need to do some coding.

The coding part is not that hard since, the program has an auto fill property that completes a word for you. This is great since the probability of you making a mistake is lowered, the feature also underlines words or codes that bring no meaning or won't impact anything.

There is also a debugging option, that also acts as a beta user or tester. It actually shows you how the app will look and behave when fully completed.

In visual 2015, the ability to directly create android app is fully integrated but in 2013 you have to download addon like xamarin to complement visual studio.

But the fact of the matter is that visual studio has the ability to make things happened that you never thought of.

Pros

  • Visual has its own programming language
  • Updates always bring new features
  • The program is easy to use

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It Includes the New Team Explorer Tool to Navigate More Easily

By Ivy Paloma

On Monday, May 19, 2014

This program creates a high-quality layout program used for publications including newsletters, magazines and brochures. It is the ideal software used for small offices, home offices and other businesses that need quality design graphics for their programs.

Microsoft Visual Studio has a very natural interface for easy navigation and with its pre-assigned templates. You can easily start to compose and add some picture or images. You can directly edit the text and put watermarks on your files and able to import and export data to MS Office suite.

The Microsoft Visual Studio includes an important tool which is called the Team Explorer Enhancements. It can provide additional menu functions and options that help in finding data. With Microsoft Visual Studio, you are able to use the Team Explorer tool, so you can work together and share with your teammates. You can also send instant messages with your teammates to be able to communicate with them and share some components and queries or create some templates and track your work progress.

Pros

  • New tools for new functions
  • Very flexible and simple user interface

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  • It requires a computer with high specs
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Create apps that will do wonders using this compilation of tools

By Rose Sincro

On Friday, May 23, 2014

If you are a developer, you are surely aware of this powerful application. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is comprised of various products that enable professionals to create high quality applications. Collaborating with different teams is easier because of the built-in tools that can be utilized immediately. Since creating a software requires working with various groups like testers, developers and IT professionals, Microsoft Visual Studio ensures the smooth flow of communication through code commenting, reviews and other activities. Aside from phone and desktop apps, you can also use this program to create game console apps, web applications, as well as Windows Store apps. Hub-style apps, universal apps and even app bundles are also possible with this program. Enhancements on the Visual C++ library and Windows Store applications are some of the improvements done. Create powerful apps that will convince users to download them immediately using this great development solution. If you have doubts in using this application, you can check out the trial version first.

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  • Wide selection of tools and services
  • Streamlines processes without compromising quality

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • since5 years am very fond of computer science and its fields so i always prefer good sites gor working and now i have fond this best site for programing

  • university end of semester project, trial and testing new ideas before embarking in freelance programming projects and contracts of employme

  • my subject is computer programming and i need microsoft visual studio because of using coding and making program for companies to get a job

  • To create applications, perform computer school activities for future tcc, help to create project because programming language, make educational games

  • learn how to develop my own application using miscosoft studio. im not an expert thus i hope it is easy to use, regardless i will give a tryu

What similar programs have you used?
  • mvc.net application programs used to create student data and store student information's also insert delete update done using this softwares

  • 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

  • MS Visual studio 2010 licenced version from microsoft corporation purchased on licence agreement until 2020 used in multile systems to test a

  • downloading practice of visual basic for children studying 7th standar ,8th standard bangalore thank for microsoft for making work asw some

  • You are about to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 from our server.We are using it in our engineering university lab so thats why for the paractical wor we need it. I

What do you like most about this program?
  • This is the best development tool so far, besides code::blocks.. Used Eclipse IDE before and this is needed to develop windows applications.

  • Its simplicity and versatility. I've always liked Visual Studio since ir provides one of the best refactoring capabilities I have seen in an IDE.

  • Graphical User interface, Databases SQL Servers, All the properties, Combo Boxes, Grids, Tables, Easy access to everything, Build in libraries

  • It can view .lst file and other files that i needed for opening extension. I contains listing of various types of informations used by many kinds of programs

  • I like it your system of programation and the form of organization proyects. Too is a program very interesting for resolution of problem and logica

Review

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