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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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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


For what are you going to use the program?
  • personal use learn integration service and update the ssis development skills express version does not have features to use for developing ssis

  • i heard of visual, so now i want to use it for learning, and developing projects related to internet application for my company website. thanks

  • to use c# programmin language to make some programs that will help me to complete my course work ... just let me download it please because im done

  • i am a software engineer and need to develop different programs in java and c++ . visual studio is really nice helping tool in this regard..

  • the reason i will be using this program is for a personalised game to produce for around next week time so that i get through the ICT unit easily and learn how to perform programming

What similar programs have you used?
  • MS Visual studio 2010 licenced version from microsoft corporation purchased on licence agreement until 2020 used in multile systems to test a

  • i hear i can use visual studio for my rich web application development. its IDE is awesome and remarkable. so am hoping it gives me what i really want. am working on a personal project

  • Eclipse IDE, gcc, Visual Studio 2010. Nigel Richardson, Penguins, Polar bears, all things fish and the north pole. That is a lot of programs

  • 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

  • similar program i used is microsoft visual studio 2010 noe need updated version also want dot net framework 4.5 to work on plug-in registrat

What do you like most about this program?
  • the way models are drawn make me like this program.It helps school work go smoothly as required by lecturals. Systems functional models are n

  • 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

  • Building my own web applications! Visual Studio makes it very easy to build and make changes for continuous improvement. The .Net framework is very stable and always improving as well.

  • all features of microsoft visual studio 2013 are nice,Easy to learn and understand, debugging feature is nice,easy to use,overall I can say that its good

  • i like its framework for coding.It is user friendly and also provides visual thing to create for image processing projects.I like this so much


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.


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


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By Rock Raymond

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This software is used to develop many application for example in the case of the language framework.Then micro soft has gone on to provide the new version of this software which is now more quick to work with and has more complete and quality outcomes as compared to the previous version.The main purpose of bringing this application to the users was to be able to make the users meet their needs of the programs and can be used in every part of this world thanks to the developers who came up with different languages and installed them in this software.When you have this software,you are capable of programing for your computer or even your phone provided that your phone windows are capable of supporting the OS.Now with this application you can do all that you have wanted to do some times back before 2013 and you can even download the templates to helps you create anything that you wants to.

There are the code editor to help you to identify the lines of the codes in an easy way than before and when you make mistakes never worry yourself since the debugger is there to identify all those sorts of the mistakes you have made.I can only advice you now to have this application and try to make use of it to see the outcomes yourself and am sure you will like it.


  • There are different languages hence can be used by different peoples.
  • There is the possibility of scrolling bars in two modes.
  • There is also the new IDE experience.


  • This software requires a large amount of the space.
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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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