Visual Studio

Visual Studio (not to be confused with Visual Studio Code) is a rich, integrated development environment (IDE) for creating applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Runs on your desktop
  • It is available only for Windows
  • Rich, full featured
  • Build any kind of application (Windows, web, Android, iOS)
  • Any language (C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, and more)
  • Intellisense-enabled
  • Debugger integrated
  • Control version enabled (any source control provider)
  • Fully extensible (new features, editors, languages, etc.)
  • Not open source
  • Free for individuals (Visual Studio Community edition), paid for companies (Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Enterprise editions)

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