Visual Studio Comparison Tools – Visual Studio Marketplace

Visual Studio Comparison Tools is an extension for Visual Studio which uses external tools to compare files, folders and clipboard. Features: Comparing two files, selecting folders for comparison from the solution explorer and comparing (and merging) clipboard to a file or selected area in a file. By default uses Beyond Compare if found, then WinMerge ( and if neither is found uses VSDiff to compare files. Tested to work with Beyond Compare 3 and 4.

Source: Visual Studio Comparison Tools – Visual Studio Marketplace

Nuget package handling – Using package.config instead of new PackageReference in csproj Visual Studio 2017

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

Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode | The Visual Studio Blog

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 | Visual Studio

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