Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate Edition
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Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Compact Framework
24 August 2010
Excerpt: Beyond its role for server-side and desktop development, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 offers a compelling mobile development tool for the Pocket PC: .NET Compact Framework. It has superior user interface design tools, excellent support for Web services, and the smoothest integrated emulation...
Excerpt: As the only tool in this roundup for building applications based on Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 is hard to beat. A full-featured IDE with excellent cross-language support, it lets you create and consume Web services in a jiffy.
Summary: With a powerful debugger, drag-and-drop components to get you started and excellent tutorial support, the Visual Studio Express editions are a real boon for budding programmers. They're not packages for professionals, but as a free introduction to Windows programming no other tools come close.
Pros: Impressive collection of development tools, Drag and Drop, Powerful Debugger
Cons: No support for Windows Pocket PC devices, Not for professionals
Summary: What is it and who is it for? Pricing & setup Does it do it well? Where does it disappoint? Would we recommend it? That said there’s enough in Visual Studio 2010 to warrant upgrading, not least enhanced support for the latest technologies such as Silverlight and Azure.