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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

USER REVIEWS

Create your own applications, web sites, web applications and web services using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

By Jackson Asumbi

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.

Pros

  • • Ability to program in several programming languages
  • • Advanced features to make programming easier
  • • Has a Performance and Diagnostics hub

Cons

  • • Requires a large amount of space
  • • Only available for windows OS
  • • Very hard to use for starters
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THE PERFECT SOFTWARE THAT COMES PACKED UP WITH DIFFERENT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Requires high speed and powerful PC's
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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.

Pros

  • Clean and easy to use interface
  • You are able to use a number of supported languages

Cons

  • Sometimes the program can be rather difficult to setup
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