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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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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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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


  • Best things are always for sale
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • i will use visual studio 2013 for the school project from first quarter to fourth quarter so that i can have a better grades in this ICT subject

  • for programing of .net file so thats why i am downloding the microsoft visual basic 2013 i think that this is a good application and easy to use

  • i want this software application for final project in c# language in my first batchelor degree from the university in computer sciences department

  • 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


What similar programs have you used?
  • 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 am a beginner and have not used any similar program. Download Microsoft Visual Studio to work with Crystal Report 2013. Thanks for your input.

  • There are no similar programs which I used instead of this one. this one is particularly Impressive. so just keep me going to download it...

  • registrar,pyroll,billing,filling,employee,grade monitoring,fees management, new student, old student, administrator, security, room, faculty

  • I have used corel draw software for creating drawings and memes. why are you even asking these questions for good ness sake, i just want the sftware

What do you like most about this program?
  • More easy to development and more undustandable and it also has advantages of loosely coupled architecture.ait support model view controller

  • Develop website for personal use using mvc with programming language c sharp which makes the website effective and responsive as well

  • yes so i m best software use and latest program as a safe and secure advance and update foe microsoft visual studio 2013 and trial after full

  • 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

  • Am an MBA student currently doing Accounting system analysis and design. As a professional accountant, I need to design my own programs using Microsoft Visual Studio


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