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 (http://winmerge.org/) and if neither is found uses VSDiff to compare files. Tested to work with Beyond Compare 3 and 4.
Right click on an XSD file, choose “Open with…” and select the appropriate option – then click on “Set as Default” before you actually open it.
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)
Terminal inside Visual Studio.
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.
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
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.
Using ReSharper? See this post:
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
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.