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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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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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By Angel Angeles

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Html5, windows and CSS are some of platforms that supports MS Visual studio. This software is in way too many languages hence users or rather aspiring users have nothing to worry about not at all. This program has features that leave users satisfied with their results like for example, the code lens which changes IDE appearance of code. Visual studio integrates perfectly with Team foundation service.

Starters may have a challenge as they begin to use this software due to its complexity but truth be told it’s worth the time and energy.

Visual studio provides tools to debug, produce, expand applications and many others. This Software is quite convenient, reliable and also productive once one understands how to use it. It provides a good platform to users to contribute to windows OS. If you ever slept and dreamt of the world using an application that you have personally created go for this software but with an open mind to handle its settings complexity.


  • This software exists in different languages.
  • Enables users create, debug and extend applications.


  • It is not easy to understand for beginners.
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By Dann Kamau

On Monday, January 26, 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

There was a time when programming languages e.g Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C# etc were each a separate piece of software working on its own. Times have changed and we now have an integrated development environment (IDE) software that incorporates several different programming languages. Microsoft has Microsoft Visual Studio whose current version is version 2013 that works in computers as well as in smartphones.

This new version comes with considerable improvements and greatly increased performance as compared to versions before it. It comes with new tools to enable you carry out your modeling, analysis for codes and much more. It enables you to program using different languages incorporated in it like visual basic, visual c++, visual #, windows phone etc. You can create applications web site, web applications and even web services in any of the environment that support the platform NET. It enables you to download templates in order to carry out creations e.g windows forms application or web form pages.


  • Enables you to carry out software development in different programming languages
  • It works for both computers and smartphones


  • Requires high speed and powerful PC's
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • programming applications for my school projects and assignments meant to enrich myself for future endeavors plus assisting other classmatess

  • Web development i will use micro soft visula stdio to enhance my programming skill for future.Thanks for you to give us microsoft visual st

  • newbie in dotnet and visual studio, create my own applications left,thank you for you support,i think it is better ide compared to others,how can i download

  • My purpose or reason for downloading this software is that i will use it to learn, practice my programming skills. also i want to try this version of visual studio. thank you.

  • school purpose because i will do my assignment and activity in computer laboratory I have to finish that as soon as possible, I real need it now. Thank you

What similar programs have you used?
  • developing project student apps designing,server creating data backup for cloud,store bills managements,web page design,web development,sql server

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • i have used codeblock before and I am still using it as it is installeed in my laptop. I hope there wont be any kind of interference when visual

  • 2010 is a good program i used since first year high school. I liked it so much, but i want to use a newer version of this Programming language.

What do you like most about this program?
  • We can use different programming languages in single platform. It is User friendly and easy to understand. helps to create progrmm more easily

  • i like the languge code in this program such as c#, CSS, HTML, Jquery amd VB that allow us to do many things regarding the funcionaity needed and the design

  • the program itself and i can practice my programming skill so that i will never be behind of what i learned in my college days than kyou very much

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

  • server side programming is to easy compare to other tools and even its very help full for fresher to develop any program so its good for future


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