Great Visual Studio extensions share a few key features that sets them apart from the rest. They look and feel well crafted, are performant and reliable, do what they advertise to perfection, and blend in naturally among Visual Studio’s own features.
Whether you are new or have been using Visual Studio for years, there are a bunch of tips and tricks that can make you more productive. We’ve been sharing tips on Twitter using the #vstip hashtag for a while, and this is a collection of the best ones so far.
Most Visual Studio extension authors publish their extensions to the public Marketplace to allow everyone to install them and benefit from the large and open ecosystem. However, some companies create extensions for internal use only. A private gallery allows them to distribute these extensions with ease.
On Friday, May 10th we hosted both internal and external Visual Studio extension authors in the Workshop room in building 18 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. It was a full day event with keynotes and sessions for 60 attendees – half of which attended //build earlier that same week, and half who came just for the Extensibility Day.
We’re excited to announce the preview availability of the new Azure IoT Edge Tools Extension (Preview) for Visual Studio 2019. The extension provides a rich set of functionalities to support development of IoT Edge solutions with Visual Studio 2019:
New Azure IoT Edge project targeting different platforms (Linux amd64,
Visual Studio 2019 starts blocking synchronously autoloaded extensions in version 16.1. We’ve seen a tremendous effort of both 1st- and 3rd-party extensions to implement async background load. It’s been truly amazing to see the community of extension authors stepping up to the task.
Today we’re excited to announce the private preview of a set of developer services that enable you to work from anywhere, and on any device, complete with the most intelligent productivity and collaboration tools in the industry. You can easily provision cloud-hosted developer environments, and then connect to them from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or the new Visual Studio Online web-based companion editor.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2 is now available with performance and reliability improvements as well as enhancements to C++, debugging, extensibility, and the IDE experience.
Enable custom filters for your project templates with language, platform, and project type tags for increased discoverability in the New Project Dialog. In this walkthrough, you will learn how to build a Visual Studio project template, add tag(s) to it, and deploy it as a Visual Studio extension.
Take advantage of new features for extension authors in Visual Studio 16.1 Preview 1. This includes support for referencing Shared Projects for a VSIX project, per-monitor awareness, a new SDK meta package, and more.