Terminal emulator for Visual Studio.
Allows you to run command prompt, powershell, WSL bash, Git bash.
All including interactive mode.
To use GIT bash as terminal go to options -> whack whack terminal:
Defalt Shell: Other
Shell Path: C:\Users\[mysusername]\AppData\Local\Programs\Git\bin\bash.exe
(or similar path to bash.exe)
Add support for mouse navigation buttons (back and forward).
This is an extremely simple and lightweight extension that adds support for using the back/forward buttons on the mouse for navigating back/forward in code. Pressing these buttons simply executes the Navigate Backward (default Ctrl+-) or Navigate Forward (default Ctrl+Shift+-) as appropriate.
Source: Mouse Navigation – Visual Studio Marketplace
In Visual Studio 2017 and with .NET Core projects a new way of referencing nuget packages was introduced. Somehow during a .NET project upgrade one of the nuget packages were converted into a PackageReference (referenced in the csproj file and not from package.config). Below are the steps to convert such package reference back into plain old package.config behaviour:
In addition to removing the PackageReferences from the project file, I also had to remove the following files from the $ProjectDir\obj directory: Myproject.csproj.nuget.cache Myproject.csproj.nuget.g.props Myproject.csproj.nuget.g.targets project.assets.json
Source: How can I revert to referencing Nuget packages in packages.config after using Package References in a .NET Standard project? – Stack Overflow
Visual Studio IntelliCode brings you the next generation of developer productivity by providing AI-assisted development. Every keystroke and every review is informed by best practices and tailored to your code context. You can try it out today by downloading the experimental extension for Visual Studio 2017 that provides AI-powered IntelliSense.
Source: Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode | The Visual Studio Blog
Using ReSharper? See this post:
Anyone else using VS Intellicode? I turned off ReSharper, earlier int he week, and havn’t missed. it from dotnet
Visual Studio Live Share
Real-time collaborative development
Collaboration across your entire development workflow Live editing Author and edit code together in real time Independent exploration Navigate across files on your own without interrupting others Follow along Pin to a user to follow their cursor as they navigate Group debugging Set breakpoints and step through code together Shared servers View web apps and databases without exposing ports to the Internet Shared terminal Run commands and tasks, with output streamed to team members
Source: Visual Studio Live Share | Visual Studio
Are you annoyed by the default project location in Visual Studio? Check out this tutorial and learn how to modify it to suit you needs.
Source: Changing default project directory in Visual Studio 2017 – Daniel Zikmund
A simple WCF test client is included in Visual Studio.
It resides here for my Visual Studio 2017 installation:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\WcfTestClient.exe
A very usable keyboard shortcut when working with html in Visual Studio.
Visual Studio 2015 comes with a new shortcut, Shift+Alt+W wraps the current selection with a div. This shortcut leaves the text “div” selected, making it seamlessly changeable to any desired tag. This coupled with the automatic end tag replacement makes for a quick solution. UPDATE This shortcut is available in Visual Studio 2017 as well, but you must have the “ASP.NET and Web Development” workload installed. Example Shift+Alt+W > p > Enter
Source: How do I wrap a selection with an HTML tag in Visual Studio? – Stack Overflow