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Software : Microsoft : Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

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Version
(as of 4/15/2014)
2013 Professional
PlatformWindows
LicenseCommercial
CategoryProgramming
Main Features
  • Software editing, building, debugging, and unit testing tools
  • Support for C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, F#, SQL, CSS, JavaScript, and other languages
  • Program deployment to Windows, Web, Cloud, and SharePoint platforms
  • Customizable environment

Software Overview

Visual Studio is a software development tool used for creating Windows programs and Web applications. The development kit includes an integrated development environment (IDE) and testing tools for all stages of the software development process.

Visual Studio includes the following components:

  • Code Editor: Used for writing source code; supports syntax highlighting, bookmarks, background compilation, search functionality, and code completion using Microsoft’s IntelliSence technology.
  • Debugger: Used for locating and fixing program errors; includes source-level and machine-level debugging, as well as breakpoints and step-through execution.
  • Designer: Provides visual tools for creating GUI applications and connecting them to data sources; includes the Windows Forms Designer and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Designer, as well as a Web designer, class designer, data designer, and data mapping designer.
  • Extensions: Extends the functionality of Visual Studio; supports macros, add-ins, and extension packages.

The Visual Studio IDE includes multiple built-in perspectives for accomplishing different tasks. Unique interfaces are provided for source code programming, debugging, and creating visual forms. Developers can use one of these pre-built layouts or customize their own perspectives. The Visual Studio software package contains Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual F#, Visual Web Developer, and Team Foundation Server. The software supports a wide variety of programming languages, including C, C++, VB.NET, C#, F#, XML, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Microsoft Visual Studio provides developers with a customizable IDE and supports a wide array of popular programming languages. It is a good tool for professional software developers looking to create commercial software programs. Microsoft Visual Studio is also useful for web developers who want to create dynamic websites and interactive Web applications for the .NET framework.

Arrow Primary file extension

.SLN – Visual Studio Solution File

Arrow Other file extensions supported by Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional

Supported File Types
Visual Studio Add-in Definition File
Windows 8 App Package
Windows 8 App Package Symbols File
Windows 8 App Upload Package
ASP.NET Server Application File
ASP.NET User Control File
ASP.NET Web Handler File
Visual Studio Assembler Source Code File
ASP.NET Web Service File
Active Server Page
Active Server Page Extended File
ASP.NET Web Handler File
Visual Studio Source Browser Information File
C/C++ Source Code File
C++ Source Code File
Visual Studio Class Diagram
Visual C++ ClassWizard File
Compiled Source Code
Configuration File
C++ Source Code File
Visual C# Source Code File
ASP.NET Razor Web Page
Visual Studio C# Project
Cascading Style Sheet
Visual C# Script
C++ Source Code File
Visual Studio OR Design File
Visual Studio Database Project File
Module-Definition File
Visual Studio Directed Graph Document
Visual Shader Graph File
Device Independent Bitmap File
DISCO Discovery Document
DISCO Discovery Output File
Document Type Definition File
ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer File
SharePoint Feature File
Visual C++ Project Filters File
Visual F# Source File
Visual F# Signature File
Visual F# Project File
Visual F# Script
Visual F# Script File
C/C++/Objective-C Header File
C++ Header File
High Level Shader Language File
C++ Header File
Hypertext Markup Language File
Hypertext Markup Language File
C++ Source Code Header File
Visual Studio Intermediate Debug File
Interface Definition Language File
Include File
C++ Inline File
Intellisense Precompiled Header File
JavaScript File
Visual Studio Licensed Classes File
Visual Studio License File
Visual Studio LightSwitch Project
ASP.NET Master Page
SQL Server Database File
Windows Minidump
MFC Ribbon Definition XML File
Microsoft Help Asset File
Microsoft Help Index File
Visual Studio Application XML File
Visual C++ IntelliSense Database
NuGet Package
Object Description Language File
Visual Studio Ordered Test File
Visual Studio Project Property File
Visual Studio Performance Session File
Resource Script
Visual Studio Resources File
Visual Studio Resource Template
Visual Studio Client Report Definition File
Visual Studio Refresh File
C++ Complied Resource Script
Windows JavaScript Resources File
Visual Studio Resource File
Windows Resources File
.NET Managed Resources File
Registry Script
Visual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
Visual Studio Source Browser Intermediate File
SQL Server Compact Database File
Service Description Language File
Visual Studio Settings File
ASP.NET Site Map File
ASP.NET Skin File
Visual Studio IntelliSense Code Snippet
Structured Query Language Data File
Visual Studio SQL Server Project
Server Response File
SourceSafe Status File
Visual Studio Solution User Options File
WCF Web Service File
MSBuild Targets File
Visual Studio Test Run Configuration File
Visual Studio Test Settings File
Typelib Generated C/C++ Header File
Typelib Generated C/C++ Inline File
Visual Studio Test Results File
Visual Studio Text Template
Visual Studio Project User Options File
VBScript File
ASP.NET Razor Web Page
Visual Studio Visual Basic Project
Visual Studio Visual Basic Project
Visual Basic Script
eMbedded Visual C++ Project File
Visual C++ Project File
eMbedded Visual C++ Workspace File
Visual C++ Project
Visual Studio Deployment Project
Visual Studio Setup and Deployment Project
Visual Studio Content File
DISCO Dynamic Discovery Document
Visual Studio Content Installer File
Visual Studio Extension
Visual Studio Extension
Visual Studio Binary Macro Project
Visual Studio Test Metadata File
Visual Studio Text Macro Project
Visual Studio Performance Report File
Visual Studio Performance Filter File
Visual Studio Project Property File
Visual Studio Serialized Performance Report
Visual Studio Project Source Control File
Visual Studio Performance Report Data File
Visual Studio Settings File
Visual Studio Solution Source Control File
Visual Studio Wizard File
Win32 Makefile
Visual Studio Widget File
Visual Studio Work Item Query File
Web Services Description Language File
Windows Script File
SharePoint Solution Package
XAML File
Visual Studio Workflow Service File
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File
XML File
Visual Studio Dataset Internal Info File
XML Schema Definition
XML Style Sheet
XSL Transformation File
XML Style Sheet
Additional Related File Formats
Access 2007 Database File
Audio Interchange File Format
Audio Interchange File Format
ClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
Microsoft Application Reference File
Audio File
Audio Video Interleave File
ASP.NET Browser Definition File
Program Class File
Dynamic Link Library
Renamed DLL File
Windows Memory Dump
Visual C++ 6 Project
Visual C++ 6 Workspace File
Encapsulated PostScript File
Windows Executable File
Graphical Interchange Format File
Windows Heap Dump
Incremental Linking File
Inline Guard Macro File
JPEG Image
JPEG Image
JPEG Image
Microsoft Access Database
Visual C++ 5 Workspace File
Apple QuickTime Movie
MPEG Movie File
MPEG Movie
MPEG Video File
Windows Installer Merge Module
ActiveX Control
OLE Object Library
Paintbrush Bitmap Image File
Program Database
Portable Network Graphic
Windows Compiled Resources File
Apple QuickTime Movie
Real Audio File
Real Audio Metadata File
Microsoft Resource Library
Crystal Reports File
Source Code
Subversion Base File
Targa Graphic
Tagged Image File
OLE Type Library
Plain Text File
WAVE Audio File
Windows Metafile
Updated: April 15, 2014