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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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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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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.


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


  • It requires a computer with high specs
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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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For what are you going to use the program?
  • i will use it for program the softwares,ANd i like microsoft visual studio.its great and so much more.i am typing this cuz text mustnt be short.hahaha

  • I would like to learn the art of programming and C-sharp. Since I am using the Microsoft Virtual Academy for Training I need to have this loaded on my computer.

  • programing learing because it is the course chapter in information technology thatz y i want to install this proggam for practing the program

  • I am going to be using the program for school work and other activities involved with programming because i have an assignment and i want to finish it before deadline

  • my name is gizaw bogale i need to practic on the field of software engineering because now i am working in information network security agency in ethiopia

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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 Microsoft visual studio 2012 for my development and coding, which gives me lots of learning and understanding about many things .

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

  • Visual Basics basic version were used with basic omments ans alternative i need to improve my ability io need to make use of this new versions

  • 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • i like that it is freely available not only it has an integrated environment that allows us with a single platform for multiple programming languages

  • this is for best coding proggramw i ever seen also i browse the inter net there is alot of option it download it and it is way to write codi

  • 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

  • learning and create web application ,and i like c# function and aspx.cs designing page also casecade style sheet include javascript and jquery

  • i need pos programm but my country vat supermarket and restaurant hair shop shose market computers, cars, foods, clothens, toys, hats market


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