Is this an appropriate question for SO?
That looks alright to me since questions about Visual Studio, as an IDE, have always been welcome on Stack Overflow. Our FAQ explicitly allows questions about IDEs on our site:
if your question generally covers …
- a specific programming problem
- a software algorithm
- software tools commonly used by programmers
- practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession
… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!