Leslie Richardson

Program Manager, .NET / C# Dev Experience

Leslie is a Program Manager on the C# developer experience team, focusing primarily on improving the overall .NET and C# productivity experience and feature set.

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Learn about new and old VS tools on Visual Studio Toolbox!

Do you like watching videos to learn about new and existing Visual Studio features?  Then you should check out the Visual Studio Toolbox show!  Available on both Learn and YouTube, Visual Studio Toolbox is a show that helps you become a more productive developer in VS by highlighting tooling within the IDE and the wider Visual Studio ...

Visual Studio Toolbox: Accelerate your builds of SDK-style .NET projects

The Visual Studio Toolbox show helps you become a more productive developer by focusing on tooling in and out of Visual Studio.  Our latest episode of VS Toolbox (available both on Learn and YouTube) features Drew Noakes from the .NET team. He demonstrates how you can dramatically reduce build times for SDK-style .NET projects. What is ...

Visual Studio Toolbox: Debug Threads & Tasks with Parallel Stacks

The Visual Studio Toolbox show helps you become a more productive developer by focusing on tooling in and out of Visual Studio.  Our latest episodes of VS Toolbox (available both on Learn and YouTube) feature Mark Downie and Ramkumar Ramesh from the Visual Studio Diagnostics team. They demonstrate how you can use the Threads and Tasks views ...

Visual Studio Toolbox: Integrated C++ Game Development

The Visual Studio Toolbox show helps you become a more productive developer by focusing on tooling both in and outside of Visual Studio. The show is available both on Learn and YouTube. Our latest episode features C++ program manager David Li, who shows how you can use the new Unreal Engine Integrations in Visual Studio 2022 17.5 to be more ...

Now Introducing Arm64 Support for VS Extensions!

Back in June, we announced Arm64 Visual Studio 2022 application, the first version of Visual Studio that natively supports building and debugging Arm64 apps on Arm-based processors.  Now, we’re excited to announce the extensions you write, and use, are supported in Arm64 VS!   Adding Arm64 support to your new or existing extension...

VisualStudio.Extensibility: A New Way to Write Extensions

Last year, we announced the first phase of a new extensibility model for Visual Studio.  This new model will make extensions easier to write and more reliable along with additional benefits such as being able to install these extensions without restarting the IDE.  Now, we’re excited to announce the second phase of the new extensibility ...

Analysis Services and Reporting Services extensions for Visual Studio 2022 are here!

We’re happy to announce the popular and long-awaited Analysis Services, RDLC Report Designer, and Reporting Services extensions are available for Visual Studio 2022!  Here’s how these Microsoft extensions for SQL Server can further enhance your business intelligence solution development environment. SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) ...

VS 2022 Launch Recap: Extensibility

The recent Visual Studio 2022 Launch event was jam-packed with content, and that included updates on extensibility! Check out the VS 2022 Launch videos on extensibility that you may have missed!

How Can We Improve Extensibility in Visual Studio?

We are working on exciting, major updates to how extensions are written and used in Visual Studio, but it’s a long road to completing them.  In the meantime, we’d love your ideas on what we can do in the more immediate future to improve how you use or write extensions.

Where Are My Favorite Extensions in Visual Studio 2022?

Want to continue using your favorite extensions in VS 2022 but aren’t sure where they are? Check out this post to learn how to find them in the Marketplace, outside the Marketplace, or as integrated VS features!