Visual Studio 2013

Seamlessly Spanning the Entire Application Lifecycle.

From architecture and user interface design to code creation, insight and analysis, deployment, testing, and validation.

Seamlessly Spanning the Entire Application Lifecycle.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Features

Develop for Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1
Develop for the Web.
Advanced ASP.NET
Develop for Windows Phone.
Windows Phone 8
Develop for Windows Azure.
Windows Azure
Develop Business Applications.
Business Apps
Develop Games & other 3D Applications.
Games & 3D
Take advantage of the latest language advancements.
Improved Languages
Performance, Reliability, and Compatibility Improvements.
Performance
New IDE Productivity Features.
Improved IDE
Improve your code quality with enhanced testing tools.
Integrated Testing
Develop for Windows 8.1.

Develop for Windows 8.1.

Visual Studio 2013 contains all the tools you need to develop killer apps for Windows 8.1, from templates, to designers, to testing, to debugging. Blend now comes with the Visual Studio installation providing rich visual tools for creating Windows store apps using HTML/CSS and XAML. Using these tools, you’ll find everything you need to develop a great app and submit it to the Windows Store.

Develop for the Web.

Develop for the Web.

Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 provide the latest advances in ASP.NET including web optimization improvements (minification and bundling), new templates, HTML & CSS editor improvements, page inspector, and new publishing tools. Microsoft have added new features to support JavaScript development including IntelliSense improvements, a new DOM explorer, and a JavaScript console.

Develop for Windows Phone.

Develop for Windows Phone.

Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of Microsoft’s platforms. From Windows Azure and SQL Server to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2013 supports the breadth of Microsoft’s developer platforms.

Develop for Windows Azure.

Develop for Windows Azure.

Visual Studio provides the best possible tools to develop your cloud services. In Visual Studio 2013, you’ll notice cloud tooling improvements including support for distributed caching, new publishing options, new templates, and a lower install footprint. Using Team Foundation Service with Windows Azure, you can now achieve continuous integration and continuous deployment of your software.

Develop Business Applications.

Develop Business Applications.

Visual Studio 2013 contains a variety of tools for developing business applications. SharePoint developers will find new designers for list and content types, new templates for site columns and Silverlight web pages, as well as new options for deploying SharePoint sites. ALM features like performance profiling, unit testing, and IntelliTrace are now available for SharePoint development. Client-side development has been improved as well, with support for JavaScript debugging and IntelliSense. LightSwitch is a powerful tool available for building business applications for the Desktop and the Cloud. Starting in Visual Studio 2012, LightSwitch is available as part of the Visual Studio Professional, Premium and Ultimate installations. LightSwitch includes a variety of improvements such as a new theme, the ability to access data from any OData source as well as create OData services, Active Directory integration, and new business types.

Develop Games & other 3D Applications.

Develop Games & other 3D Applications.

Visual Studio 2013 includes graphics tools to help game developers become more productive, making it easier to build innovative games. From debugging DirectX graphics, to designing and coding DirectX shaders (HLSL), to inspecting and manipulating graphics assets (images and models), Visual Studio 2013 provides all the functionality you need to build graphically rich 2D/3D applications.

Take advantage of the latest language advancements.

Take advantage of the latest language advancements.

If you’re developing in C# or Visual Basic, you can take advantage of the language new features in Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 for asynchronous programming. Using the new async and await keywords, you can write asynchronous code that looks a lot like the synchronous version. The C++ support in Visual Studio 2013 includes the full C++ 11 standard library as well as new language features: stateless lambdas, SCARY iterators, range-based for loops, and scoped enumerations support. Visual C++ 11 also adds seamless access to Windows Runtime components through C++/CX as well as C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP), which enables hardware acceleration for the execution of your data-parallel C++ code. If you’re using F#, you’ll enjoy improvements for information-rich programming, which enable you to program directly against data services, and are made possible by F# type providers and LINQ queries.

Performance, Reliability, and Compatibility Improvements.

Performance, Reliability, and Compatibility Improvements.

In addition to adding new features, Microsoft have also invested heavily to improve the core capabilities of the product. For example, they've invested in performance and made significant improvements in areas such as the toolbox, typing and editing, debugging, and solution loading time. They have also taken care to improve the backward compatibility of Visual Studio, and have enabled you to continue collaborating on projects with teammates using Visual Studio 2010 SP1.

New IDE Productivity Features.

New IDE Productivity Features.

Visual Studio 2013 introduces a connected IDE experience, enabling you to get started with Visual Studio 2013 more quickly. The user interface includes an updated look and feel, which is consistent with the latest Microsoft products, and designed to focus your attention on the code. The overall environment has been streamlined, including simplified toolbars, a lightweight Find dialog, and less tab clutter by previewing files rather than opening them during debugging. Using Quick Launch, you can now search the IDE for any menu or command.

Improve your code quality with enhanced testing tools.

Improve your code quality with enhanced testing tools.

Microsoft Test Manager 2013 has been enhanced to embrace exploratory testing (sometimes called agile testing), which allows you to explore the product in any way you want while keeping relevant steps and data that can be used to directly file bugs and feedback. Lab Management has also been greatly simplified with the consolidation of agents and the introduction of standard environments, which allow you to benefit from build-deploy-test workflows without the dependency on Hyper-V or SCVMM. With Visual Studio, Microsoft now provide the ability for you to include additional adapters to support 3rd party unit testing frameworks such as xUnit.net, NUnit, and others. The new Test Explorer will showcase all of the tests across your solution regardless of which testing framework they were written for. Visual Studio will continue to provide support for traditional unit tests written using the classic Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework, and adds support for writing tests in C++ as well.