Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio 16 is an integrated development environment (IDE). IDE software provides a comfortable environment to the developers with special features and abilities. It is created by Microsoft. This program is used for developing computer programs, web applications, mobile applications and cloud-based services. That aside, for companies and teams, it also offers the features of vision control, application control and agile planning. Moreover, for the coder community, it offers a free of cost environment.

Software details

2019 16.3.7 (16.3.29424.173)
Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Microsoft Visual Studio
5 (100%) 2 vote[s] 5 [s]

Software description

Microsoft visual studio is a software by Microsort Inc. for developing applications and software such as mobile applications, web apps, any computer programs, and other web developments. It can create programs compatible with computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. Users with the basic knowledge of using similar software can easily learn how to use it.

The interface is simple and easy to navigate. When creating the code for your app the level of accuracy has been enhanced. It allows you to type in variables easily with the IntelliSense tool that suggests codes whenever you are stuck. The software also allows you to make some quick improvements using light bulbs to your code by suggesting actions such as renaming or parameter adding.

Even though the software has been developed by Microsoft, it not only compatible with the Windows Operating system but also with Mac OS. Microsoft visual studio lets you built software from scratch including creating your own code.

Developers often get intimidated when choosing a code editor for their project. Though there are a lot of free and premium code editors available on the internet, people kinda get complicated when choosing the code editor for them. Choosing the best and convenient code editor can save a lot of valuable time for the developers. Better code editor can help you systematically manage your code, increase your workflow and many more.

You can download different kinds of code editor form the internet. Some of them can be free to use for both personal and commercial use whereas some of them should be purchased to use them. Among all the code editors on the internet, code editors like Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime text, etc are the best in the market. These code editors provide one of the best features compared to other code editors out there. Among these code editors, Sublime text requires a license to use for the continued use. Whereas Visual Studio Code and Atom are free to use for both personal and commercial use. Atom is a free open-source code editor. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is also an open-source free code editor developed by Microsoft.

Visual Studio Code:

Used by millions of developers around the world, Microsoft Visual Code is arguably one of the best free code editors out there. Voted as #1 code editor in both 2018 and 2019, it definitely has the best features compared to other code editors out there. Visual Studio Code is also a multi-platform code editor, Microsoft Visual Studio is available in Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Microsoft Visual Studio is a powerful open-source code editor that programmers or developers use every day to build their projects. Under the hood, Microsoft Visual Studio supports more than 40 programming languages. Due to this reason, it provides a lot of flexibility to the developers without having to worry about shifting to other code editors. Here you can even code most popular languages from Java to Python easily without worrying about the compatibility.


When talking about the features of this code editor, Microsoft Visual Studio provides an inbuilt feature like debugging, embedded git control directly from GitHub, Snippets, Automatic Code Completion, Syntax highlighting of your code and many more. If you would like to go deeper and add more features to your beloved Visual Studio Code, then you can simply download the extension and install them in your editor. Thousand of the extension are available to install in this code editor. Some of the extremely popular extensions available for Visual Studio Code is the live server, Open command line, and Resharper.


On the other hand, a lot of customization options has been given to its users. A lot of themes will be provided out of the box by Visual Studio Code. But they have also given an option to customize our own theme and icons to their savvy developers. Now, you can easily download or develop your own theme or icons to give the desired look to your editor.

Final Verdict:

In just a compact size of 50 MB, it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful free code editors out there. Voted as #1 code editor in Stack Overflow, Microsoft Visual Studio is arguably the best choice of code editor for millions of developers around the world. So, if you’re thinking of using or changing your old code editor then you should probably go for Visual Studio Code from Microsoft because it packed with tons of features that other code editor out there cannot provide you.