Everyone collects utilities, and most folks have a list of a few that they feel are indispensable. Here’s mine. Each has a distinct purpose, and I probably touch each at least a few times a week. This list is all about Visual Studio 2010 extensions.
Visual Studio 2010 extensions
ReSharper – The legendary .NET productivity tool: find and fix errors and code smells; navigate and refactor; run unit tests and write quality code faster.
NuGet Package Manager – NuGet integrates into the References node of the Solution Explorer, enables Package Management and brings PowerShell directy into to Visual Studio.
PowerGUI Visual Studio extension – PowerGUI integrated into Visual Studio.
Web Essentials – Add Live Web Preview, improved CSS editing, color preview, font preview and lots more to Visual Studio with this lightweight and actively developed “playground” extension.
CKS Development Tools – Using these extensions you will be able to find relevant information from your SharePoint environments without leaving Visual Studio. You will have greater productivity while developing SharePoint components and you will have greater deployment capabilities on your local SharePoint installation.
GhostDoc – GhostDoc is a Visual Studio extension that automatically generates XML documentation comments for methods and properties based on their type, parameters, name, and other contextual information.
Code compare – Code Compare is a powerful file and folder comparison tool that demonstrates new level of code comparison.
Productivity Power Tools – Add a dozen cool new enhancements to Visual Studio 2010 and get a pick of the next version of Visual Studio. Improved Find, middle click scrolling, improved refactorings, an all new Solution Navigator, new tabs and much more.
.NET Reflector – Integrates .NET Reflector into Visual Studio to allow you to seamlessly debug into third-party code and assemblies, even if you don’t have the source code for them. This is a trail version. If you don’t like to pay, you could use ILSpy. There’s only no integration with Visual Studio for that one.Share this