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  • Blog Post: Announcing the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio

    Today, Steven Guggenheimer announced Microsoft's collaboration with GitHub and introduced several projects that make it easier for developers on GitHub to work with Visual Studio and Azure. In particular, the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio released today by GitHub lets you clone your existing GitHub...
  • Blog Post: GitHub Integration in Developer Assistant

    Developer Assistant for Visual Studio is a productivity plugin that brings the combined power of Bing Code Search capabilities and contextual help to day-to-day developer problems, like resolving code errors and searching for projects and code samples. Developer Assistant has taken a big leap with integration...
  • Blog Post: Enhancements in Bing Developer Assistant March Update

    In December 2014 we released the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio . This extension combines the power of Sample Browser and Bing Code Search to make it easy for you to find and reuse over 19 million code snippets and sample projects. Last month, we improved the user experience...
  • Blog Post: Improving HTML Accessibility with Visual Studio Extensions

    As a step on the path of enabling software for all audiences and abilities, we’re happy to share a new Visual Studio extension that leverages Tenon’s HTML accessibility checker service . With this extension, we’ve made it easier for developers to detect and resolve common HTML-based...
  • Blog Post: Using AngularJS in Visual Studio 2013

    We continually strive to make the JavaScript editing experience better, part of this is providing support for popular libraries and patterns used by developers. AngularJS is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries and you’ve asked for even better support for it in Visual Studio. This post...
  • Blog Post: Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

    Today we are releasing the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! To get started, download Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2013 or Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2012 from the Visual Studio Extension Gallery. This extension provides smart, contextual help to...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Update to Productivity Power Tools 2013

    Today, we’re releasing an update to Productivity Power Tools 2013 on the Visual Studio Gallery. In this release, we fixed a number of customer-reported bugs and issues, and introduced a new feature called syntactic line compression. Syntactic line compression enables you to make better use of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

    UPDATE 6/12/2014: We have released the final version of this extension - v1.0.0.0. This release addresses: Warnings when building with Microsoft.bcl.async Error 2727 occuring with more than 1 content file Some cases of the 0x8000000A when using the command line Unfortunately we couldn...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Bing Code Search for C#

    Download the extension now from the Visual Studio Gallery Update: For the folks who have extensions that replace the Visual Studio IntelliSense experience, you can still access the feature using 'ALT-A' as a shortcut or assign the 'Tools.LaunchSnippetSearch' command to a shortcut of your choosing...
  • Blog Post: Auto History Extension in Visual Studio 2013

    Have you ever found yourself wishing you could roll back a few hours to a piece of code you had working but have made changes to? You were “in the flow” and you haven’t checked anything in to your source control system (or perhaps weren’t using source code control on your project...
  • Blog Post: Visually Creating Snippets

    Get the new Snippetizer DevLabs Extension here Snippets are a fun and easy way to quickly add code into your app. Snippets are commonly used, small blocks of code that represent a particular action or pattern that developers find useful, ranging from simple try-finally or if-else to entire classes...
  • Blog Post: Update for Extension Authors: VSIX Manifest Version Range Attribute

    In Visual Studio 2010 we introduced a new deployment model for extensions, the VSIX format . This format is based on the Open Packaging Conventions and enables extension developers to create a single package that can be easily installed by Visual Studio and contain all the appropriate files to describe...
  • Blog Post: Color Printing Extension Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Color Printing as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010! By default, VS 2010 prints only in black and white; this extension restores support for printing code in color. Installation and Setup Installing Color Printing requires Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Extension Analyzer V3

    Extension Analyzer is an Extension to Visual Studio 2010 that allows browsing several extensibility entities inside of Visual Studio. It also allows diagnosing several common errors loading extensions by reporting information from logging services inside Visual Studio. The Extensibility team in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Emacs Emulation Extension Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Emacs Emulation as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010! This extension provides basic support for Emacs keybindings and text editing commands, very similar to the built-in Emacs keyboard layout in VS 2008. Once the extension is installed you should be...
  • Blog Post: Add References Faster with the new Add Reference Dialog in the Productivity Power Tools

    Two weeks ago, we launched the Productivity Power Tools at TechEd North America and the response has been great with over 37000 downloads so far! Many of you also may have noticed that an updated version of the Power Tools was released last week. This update fixed an issue where the extension update...
  • Blog Post: Document Well 2010 Plus: Hidden Options

    [ Update 7/20/2010 ]: Updated changes made for version 10.0.10710.22 of the Pro Power Tools. Please take a look at the changelog . A couple of posts ago I announced the availability of Document Well 2010 Plus as part of the Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools . Since then we have received lots...
  • Blog Post: Document Well 2010 Plus

    [ Update 6/21/2010 ]: Please go to this blog post where I describe even more configuration options that are available for this extension. [ Update 7/20/2010 ]: Updated changes made for version 10.0.10710.22 of the Pro Power Tools. Please take a look at the changelog . For some time, the behavior of...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Collapse Selection in Solution Explorer extension

    We have received much feedback asking for a feature that would recursively collapse nodes in the solution explorer. We are happy to announce the Collapse Selection in Solution Explorer extension! What is the Collapse Selection in Solution Explorer extension? Many Visual Studio users have a solution...
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