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  • "The solution is a free tool."
  • "The price of Microsoft Visual Studio is reasonable but could be better."
  • "You may have to purchase more hardware utilities like processors or RAM."
  • "The license is taken care of by my company and the price could be less expensive."
  • "I am working with the open-source community version, which is free."
  • "You have to be a subscriber with a Visual Studio subscription to use the solution and the organization has to purchase a license that's linked to the account."
  • "The development license for Microsoft Visual Studio is free. I don't know if there's a licensing cost to it."
  • "We use the free version, and you don't need a license."
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    Top Answer:I think how the product gets used and how it fits your use case depends on different user scenarios in the development environment. I cannot say which tool is better for someone in their… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Visual Studio is its integration with Azure DevOps.
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive. I rate the price of Microsoft Visual Studio a two out of five.
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    Also Known As
    Silverlight, MS Silverlight
    MS Visual Studio
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    Overview
    Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.
    Visual Studio.NET is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. Read this .NET blog post about the evolution of the platform and the different pieces that make .NET 2015.
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    Sample Customers
    ESRI, Financial Analytical Service of Ministry of Finance, American Water Enterprises, Toyota Motor Europe, Comarch, Komako, Freelance World, AARCO
    Knab, Hamburg Port Authority, Kecioren Municipality, National Instruments, Hamburg Port Authority, Government of Odisha, Kongsberg Maritime AS
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise58%

    Microsoft Silverlight is ranked 5th in .NET Development Services while Microsoft Visual Studio is ranked 1st in .NET Development Services with 44 reviews. Microsoft Silverlight is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Visual Studio writes "Great support, easy to use, and simple to set up". Microsoft Silverlight is most compared with Adobe Flash and ASP.NET, whereas Microsoft Visual Studio is most compared with SharePoint Designer, Genero and Zend Studio.

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