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What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Visual Studio is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who uses Visual Studio?

Companies
1587 companies reportedly use Visual Studio in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Microsoft, and Alibaba Travels.

Developers
34086 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Integrations

.NET Core, Azure DevOps, TSLint, Windows, and Azure Functions are some of the popular tools that integrate with Visual Studio. Here's a list of all 70 tools that integrate with Visual Studio.
Pros of Visual Studio
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Intellisense, ui
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Complete ide and debugger
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Plug-ins
103
Integrated
93
Documentation
37
Fast
35
Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
32
Free Community edition
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Simple
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Bug free
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Made by Microsoft
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Full free community version
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JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
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Productivity Power Tools
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Vim mode
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VIM integration
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I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful
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Available for Mac and Windows
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The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
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Cross platform development
Decisions about Visual Studio

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Visual Studio in their tech stack.

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Visual Studio 2019 keeps rendering only part of my project. I changed from 200% dpi to 100% and it is still doing this. Any ideas?

Razer Blade Stealth Intel 7th gen i7 8550u

A little more info, I'm trying to make my GUI my self in WPF C# so I turned off FormBorderStyle

I have Windows 10 Pro Installed which Home is usually the go-to.

I'm going to uninstall and reinstall and see if that does anything. Fingers crossed, I was looking for a more concrete solution though. :x

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I have used Testrail for several years but my company is switching to Devops for everything (including QA/Testing). We are dropping TestRail because of the cost. TestRail is, overall, a better tool for QA. Devops is very tedious for test plan/suite/case creation. Actually executing a test is pretty good, But writing / creating the plans are pretty cumbersome. I have requested a few improvements through the Visual Studio community but I don't have high hopes. I just don't think enough QAs are using Devops. Is anybody else in this boat?

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Muhammad Hamza
Associate Software Engineer at NimbleGeeks · | 5 upvotes · 41.6K views

Hi! I am learning ASP.NET Core and AngularJS. Recently, I have purchased GoDaddy services and now have Plesk access. I have published my Visual Studio project, and now I uploaded the published file in Plesk ->Files. When I open my domain, it shows the Plesk default page I have tried multiple times, and GoDaddy support is not guiding properly.

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Waqas Riaz
Software Engineer at Center for Water Informatics & Technology · | 4 upvotes · 764.9K views

Hi All, I am working upon developing a C# based windows service to work as a TCP server using Visual Studio 2019 as a development studio while using .NET Core 3.0.

As its a background application, therefore, I am up on to add tracing and logging feature into it and want to write to 'text file' my trace and log outputs.

By my research, I came upon 2 potential tracing and logging frameworks and on the verge to choose 1, therefore Serilog OR NLog.

Anyone here who can help me out by his/her experience of 1 framework being better than other.?

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Hey there, I am using Visual Studio for C++ and Notepad++ for web development. Should I switch to Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code for web development?

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Visual Studio Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Visual Studio?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
CLion
Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.
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Visual Studio's Followers
30153 developers follow Visual Studio to keep up with related blogs and decisions.