Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.30319.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,153,154
  • Date Added:
    April 26, 2011
  • File Size:
    4.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,657
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2003 x64 R2/Server 2008 x86/Server 2003 x86 R2/Server 2008 x64

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file (4.4MB) to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download (3389.6 MB).

Editors' Review

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Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Professional is an integrated solution for developing, debugging, and deploying all kinds of applications. It takes up several gigabytes and costs $799, but you can try it free for 30 days.

Pros

Easy ins: Visual Studio's compact download manager greatly eases the process of downloading and installing this 3389.6MB package. We like being able to specify which tools and programming languages to install and the individual disk space requirements for all of our drives.

Executive suite: Visual Studio has specific settings for different areas of development work, starting with General Development and including Project Management, Web Development, and various programming languages.

Easy on the eyes: A classic Explorer layout with easily accessible and pin-able sidebars (like the right-hand Solutions Explorer) and Office-like touches make Visual Studio not only familiar but also surprisingly easy to manage for such a large suite.

Going Pro: Visual Studio gets right down to business with quick access to server links, New or Existing Projects, and essential resources and communities. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

Cons

Space eater: Visual Studio's primary installation needed 6GB of disk space. You may be able to do without some components, such as SQL Server or Sync Framework.

Needy: Visual Studio requires some additional components to do its job. Our 32-bit system already had VC Runtime 9 (x86) and .NET Framework, but needed Microsoft Application Error Reporting, VC Runtime 10 (x64 and x86), and Microsoft Visual Studios 2010 64-bit Prerequisites (x64). It's a lot to install, and to remove, too, if you choose not to buy.

Performing without a (dot)NET: Some developers have expressed frustration with Visual Studio's .NET Framework dependence and prefer Visual Basic 6.0.

Bottom Line

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional is huge, sprawling, and expensive, on the one hand, but surprisingly intuitive and nimble on the other. We only scratched the surface of its capabilities during our brief trial, but we came away impressed.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional 10.0.30319.1.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "Microsoft needs to introduce Visual Basic 6.0 back!"

    January 09, 2014   |   By JhonOrion

    Version: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional 10.0.30319.1

    Pros

    Microsoft needs to introduce Visual Basic 6.0 back to the market ! Nobody likes .NET Framework dependent programs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VB6 is the most powerful programming language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We do not like VB .NET or the dependence of .NET Framework! Also, we will not port anything from VB6 to VB.NET. Visual Vasic 6.0 is here to stay!

    Cons

    Microsoft needs to introduce Visual Basic 6.0 back to the market ! Nobody likes .NET Framework dependent programs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VB6 is the most powerful programming language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We do not like VB .NET or the dependence of .NET Framework! Also, we will not port anything from VB6 to VB.NET. Visual Vasic 6.0 is here to stay!

    Summary

    Microsoft needs to introduce Visual Basic 6.0 back to the market ! Nobody likes .NET Framework dependent programs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VB6 is the most powerful programming language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We do not like VB .NET or the dependence of .NET Framework! Also, we will not port anything from VB6 to VB.NET. Visual Vasic 6.0 is here to stay!

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  • 4 stars

    "a GOOD GET IF JUST FOR A REVIEW..""

    November 09, 2012   |   By kkiessling

    Version: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional 10.0.30319.1

    Pros

    ..ALLOWS ME TO PROGRAM IN THE ADEPT OF PROS..

    Cons

    ..cANt think of any starting

    Summary

    ye programmers get this one!

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    General
    Publisher Microsoft
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
    Release Date April 26, 2011
    Date Added April 26, 2011
    Version 10.0.30319.1
    Category
    Category Developer Tools
    Subcategory IDE Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2008 x86, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2003 x64 R2, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.33MB
    File Name vs_proweb.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,153,154
    Downloads Last Week 8,657
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $799

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