Visual Studio Professional

Visual Studio Professional 2017

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As a developer, the quality of application software you can build depends very much on your expertise, of course, and the tool which you use in creating them; that includes the IDE. Finding the right IDE to use can be challenging. With a lot of options today, it can be a difficult task trying to figure out which one is most suitable for your needs. Microsoft Visual Studio offers a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment for editing, debugging, building codes, and publishing application software, providing you with all the necessary tools and features to help you develop and publish your project quickly and seamlessly.

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) produced by Microsoft. Initially, the system was designed for developing computer programs for Microsoft Windows as well as for building websites, web applications, and other web services. Today, Visual Studio is used to create several robust applications for desktop and mobile platforms, web applications, cloud-based services, as well as several other kinds of projects. In a broader scope, Visual Studio is capable of providing version control, agile planning, and application control. Coders also have their version of Visual Studio; this allows them to work on codes for free with the aid of popular platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

How Can Microsoft Visual Studio Help You Develop and Publish Applications and Web/Cloud-based Services?

This application software comes with a beautiful and comfortable to use user interface, which makes it easy for new users to get acquainted with quickly. Visual Studio comes with a code editor that is equipped with IntelliSense, a useful and accurate code completion component; it is also useful for code refactoring. Added to that, the system is also equipped with intuitive built-in tools such as a forms valuable designer for building GUI applications, class designer, web designer, and database schema designer as well.

As far as compatibility is concerned, Visual Studio works on all leading desktop platforms and helps businesses to create beautiful web and mobile applications for Android and iOS. The software also supports a wide variety of programming languages, including C++, C, C++/CLI (via Visual C++), VB.NET (via Visual Basic .NET), F# (as of Visual Studio 2010), C# (via Visual C#), etc. there is also support for some other languages such as M, Python, and Ruby, and several others by separately installing their supported language services. The system also supports XML/XSLT, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS as well.

The latest update of Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac. The Mac version of the system has many of the same features as Visual Studio 2019. It is basically optimized for developing cross-platform and mobile applications. Currently, there are three editions of Visual Studio 2019: Community, Professional, and Enterprise.

The application is richly packed with many productivity features that each have their unique functions. 

Some of them include:

  • Squiggles and Quick Actions; gives you real-time code analysis and updates as you type your code, giving you error alerts where necessary. 
  • Code Cleanup; a tool that helps you format your code and apply the code fixes suggested by your code style settings, editorconfig conventions, and Roslyn analyzers.
  • Refactoring; useful for services such as operations like intelligent renaming of variables, extracting one or more lines of code into a new method, reordering parameters, and more. 
  • Search box; because visual Studio can be so overwhelming with so many menus, options, and properties, a search box tool comes in very handy to help you quickly find menus and tools from any window of the application. 
  • Live Share; this tool is created explicitly for collaborative work.
  • Call Hierarchy; This tool will show you the methods that call the selected method. This information can be useful when you're thinking about changing or removing a method, or if you're trying to fix a bug. 
  • Code Lens; this helps you find references to your code, it can help you affect changes to your code, find linked bugs, work items, code reviews, and unit tests (all without leaving the editor). 
  • 'Go To Definition'; this feature takes you directly to the location where a function or type is defined. 
  • Peek Definition; this window shows the definition of a method or type without actually opening a separate file for that purpose.

Creating a program using Microsoft Visual Studio is also quite simple as well; just a few simple steps, and you're all done.

  • First, Open the Microsoft Visual Studio application; the start window will appear with various options, including creating a brand new project.
  • Second, select 'Create a Brand New Project.' The new project window will appear, showing a lineup of preset project templates. To quickly find and select your preferred project template automatically, you can type in the keywords in the search box.
  • In the 'Configure Your New Project' window, enter the title of your project in the name text box. Follow the system prompts to enter other data such as methods, and so on, you can find your project files listed on the right side in a window called Solution Explorer.

Now you can start the application. You can do this by choosing 'Start Without Debugging' which you will find on the Debug menu on the menu bar (you can also press Ctrl+F5).

You can further add features to your project by revisiting it anytime.

Key Features of Microsoft Visual Studio Include:

  • Project collaboration
  • Task management
  • Create permissions
  • Manage users
  • Customize dashboard
  • Create reports
  • Export to Excel
  • Java, Ruby, Python, etc.
  • Obtain software insights
  • Identifies bugs
  • Hosting included
  • Freemium version
  • Online support
  • Video tutorials
  • View backlogs
  • Eclipse plugin
  • Git client support
  • Scalable packages
  • Upgrade/downgrade pricing
  • Web-based


This application software offers developers a complete, efficient, and effective platform with which they can build standard applications and web services for different platforms. It incorporates the services of several added features which help to make the entire process easy to go through. Also, it has a simple and easy-to-use user interface, which also makes it easy to work with.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-09-03
  • Developer: Microsoft
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  • Version: 2017
  • File size: 3.3 MB
  • Downloads: 1,297
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: vs_professional.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 959e20672e1a8bbc8e46bafd2266b4fd