Others are not even close.
I wonder with this statement if you even used other IDEs. Or you must mean that other IDE don't come close because they are already far ahead. But when it comes to code editing, Visual Studio is probably the least innovative and modern IDE you can think of. The main strong point of VS is the debugger, but for writing code it's horribly unproductive to work with VS (at least with the basic product without plugins).
Some things I'm missing from Visual Studio that for example QtCreator has natively:
- Smart indention (copy/paste a piece of code into a scope with different indention and it automatically adds or remove tabs for you, rather then manually select all lines and press tab several times).
- Pointer recognition (press . after a variable that is a pointer and it is replaced with -> automatically).
- Automatic closing quotes/brackets for literals/function calls/scopes/includes.
- Hotswap between cpp/header (VS only has this for cpp>header using context menu).
- Hotswap between declaration/implementation (VS only has separate go to definition/declaration that is still slow and buggy with large projects).
- Syntax highlighting is still limited in VS without plugins, although it's catching up with 2012.
Basically, when it comes to writing code, I find using plain old Visual Studio without third party plugins bad for your productivity.