Where Are My Favorite Extensions in Visual Studio 2022?

Leslie Richardson

MVisual Studio 2022’s official GA release is finally here, but many of you have probably asked the following question: “Where are my favorite extensions in VS 2022?” Many authors have already migrated their VS 2022 extensions, but not all published ones are available on the VS Marketplace, and some Marketplace extensions have new names. If you want to continue using your favorite extensions in VS 2022 but aren’t sure where they are, here’s a list of popular ones and where you can find them, via the Marketplace, outside the Marketplace, or as an integrated VS feature!

Finding VS 2022 Extensions in the Extension Manager & VS Marketplace

Don’t want to worry about downloading an unsupported extension? In the Visual Studio IDE, you can use the Extension Manager (Extensions > Manage Extensions) to browse and install extensions, which automatically filters version-supported extensions.

Extension Manager in VS


In a browser, you can filter to Visual Studio 2022-supported extensions via the “Version field in the image below.Image Marketplace

Currently, most VS 2022 extensions are published in a separate Marketplace entry under slightly different names from their VS 2019 and lower counterparts.  So, if you can’t find a specific extension in the Marketplace, try appending “2022” and see what you can find.  Otherwise, you might find your favorite extensions outside the Marketplace.

Many of you have asked about the status of your favorite extensions in VS 2022.  The good news is that a lot of them are migrated but are published outside the Marketplace. Whether you’re looking for your mainstays or want to explore new ones, here’s a list of popular extensions and their download locations.

  • GhostDoc (Currently in beta) – An extension that lets you generate XML comments and up-to-date documentation from your source code using customizable templates.
  • IncrediBuild (version 9.6.0) – An extension that speeds up development from compilations to testing and release automation by turning every host into a super computer with hundreds, even thousands of cores.  You can also install this extension in the VS Installer by selecting a C++ workload.
  • NDepend – A static analyzer extension that makes it easy to manage code quality on a large and complex .NET code base.
  • PostSharp – A pattern-aware extension that helps you write shorter, cleaner code by providing ready-made implementations of the most common .NET/VB design patterns and a framework to automate your own patterns.
  • ReSharper – A productivity tool that provides code navigation and refactoring enhancements, helps you find and fix errors, and gives you suggestions for writing quality code.
  • Visual Assist – A productivity tool that improves IDE features related to code navigation, refactoring, code generation, and coding assistance along with specific tooling for the Unreal Engine.

From Extensions to Integrated VS Features!

Bad news: some of your favorite VS 2019 extensions won’t be migrated to VS 2022.  Good news: that’s because some of your favorite VS 2019 extensions are now officially integrated in VS 2022!  Here are some extensions that made the leap:

Still missing extensions? Share your feedback!

Visual Studio 2022 is still very new, so a lot of existing extensions are transitioning via newly-added VS 2022 support and new publishing locations.  The Marketplace and pre-filtered Extension Manager still host most published VS 2022 extensions. Others are currently exclusive to their respective websites or are now fully incorporated into the IDE itself. Is your favorite extension still not available in VS 2022? Let us know which one(s) are important to you in the comments and file a suggestion ticket in the Developer Community!


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  • Mike-E 0

    We’re asking for Collapse Projects, Copy Class, and other Power Commands that have not yet made it into Visual Studio 2022 here:

    Thank you for any consideration/effort towards reaching feature parity with previous versions of Visual Studio, thereby promoting adoption and productivity.


    • Chuck Ryan 0

      Fully agree with this!

    • Vincent Thorn 0

      With rating “1+” you vote for “Microsoft Analysis Services Projects”??? It’s ridiculous!

      • Patrice Tremblay 0

        It’s required to at least be able to build the OLAP database on our build server. Unless you know of another way? I don’t.

    • Tom Morgan 0

      Yep, need SSAS, SSIS and SSRS extensions before we can upgrade.

    • Sam Pennington 0

      Without availability of the SSIS and SSRS extensions, there is no possibility of us upgrading.

    • Leslie RichardsonMicrosoft employee 0

      Thanks for the feedback! We’re aware that the SSIS, AS, RS, and RDLC extensions are critical extensions for many of you and we’re currently working with the team to get all of these extensions migrated. We’ve created feedback tickets for these extensions in DevCom if you’d like to stay updated on their statuses:

      SSIS: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/SQL-Server-Integration-Services-Projects/1574327
      SSRS: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/Add-SQL-Server-Reporting-Services-and-SQ/1574249
      RDLC: https://developercommunity2.visualstudio.com/t/Microsoft-RDLC-Report-Designer-in-2022/1494593?space=8&entry=suggestion

      • Heinrich Moser 0

        Thank you! We are also waiting for the RDLC extension.

        The feedback ticket you mentioned currently only contains feedback from users (and the moderation bot), not from the developers. I’m not asking for an ETA, but at least a short status update (“We’re in the final phase of testing” vs. “Sorry, the SQL Server team is busy and won’t be able to even look at this in the foreseeable future”) would be nice and give the users the feeling that their concerns are being heard.

      • Dave Meech 0

        Hi Leslie! I’m among the users tracking SSIS availability. The link provided here is closed, is there a more up to date means of tracking SSIS availability for VS2022?

  • Carlos Quintero 0

    The MS documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/extensibility/migration/update-visual-studio-extension?view=vs-2022) states:

    “In the future, the Marketplace will allow you to upload multiple VSIXs to just one Marketplace listing, allowing you to upload your Visual Studio 2022-targeted VSIX and a pre-Visual Studio 2022 VSIX. Your users will automatically get the right VSIX for the VS version they have installed, when using the VS extension manager.”

    When will be that possible?

    Because that’s the only reason VSIX authors have their VS 2022 extensions out of the marketplace… (if you create a new separate entry in the VS marketplace for VS 2022 you start with no reviews and stars…)

    • Leslie RichardsonMicrosoft employee 0

      Hi Carlos, thanks for the feedback! We’re aware of the frustration that comes with making separate VSIX entries in the Marketplace currently, and we’re still working on a better, consolidated experience for the Marketplace going forward. I’ll definitely be publishing a celebratory blog post once we get this support in the Marketplace!

  • Éric Gauthier 0

    I wonder if Microsoft will release anytime soon the Multilingual App Toolkit for VS 2022.

    Can you check on that?

  • Ion Sorin Torjo 0

    Thanks for this! They’re all pretty cool recommendations!

    Except Preemptive — this is simply a bad joke. Community is useless, because for any professional app you need to actually buy the license. To buy the license, you need to request a quote. Requesting a quote will leave you breathless (I did ask a few years ago) – it’s roughly 7000 eur/year — to say it’s beyond expensive is the mother of undestatements.

  • Vincent Thorn 0

    I miss not so much extensions, but they are valuable to me. Some of them had to be internal feature long time ago!
    1. Invert assignment. Useful when you do NOT use bindings.
    2. AmmyUI – great tool to write WPF apps, but w/o clumsy XML and with MUCH more improved architecture.
    3. XAML regions – to collapse limitless sheets of XAML.
    4. T4 editor – why offering T4, MS still cannot write proper editor?? It’s like ASP!
    5. Code alignment. Just for prettiness of code.
    6. Better comments. This way you easy recognize “todo” things from code comments, mark important places, etc.

    If MS didn’t waste time on repainting icons, they could implement ALL OF THAT. 20 years of “improvements” and still sooooo behind!

  • Isaac Rabin 0

    Microsoft RDLC Report Designer, my day-to-day most required extension is still missing in VS 2022 which is from Microsoft. So, not all extension from their author is migrated to VS 2022. Hope someone will shed light on that.

  • Mohammad Mirmostafa 0

    I did like “better comment” and “XAML Styler” in Visual Studio 2019. But they are not supported any more in Visual Studio 2022. 😔

  • Vitaliy Pavluk 0

    Please do not recommend Resharper as the extension for VS2022 since it has not been released YET and in Early Access Preview with lots of issues.
    Even its most useful and PRed feature Refactoring does not work well and can corrupt code.

  • simon hopkinson 0

    The “Discover Extensions for VS2022” ribbon in the second image was useful to highlight the changes but it has since vanished on the gallery.

    It also seems odd that the default extensions shown are generally still VS2019 extensions still….

  • big boy 0

    Need Ngrok to upgrade…

  • Nisarg Joshi 0

    GitHub Extension for Visual Studio – Not all functionalities are available. We cannot do pull request review with VS 2022. This is very essential to perform complete dev workflow using VS 2022.

    • Stephen Lloyd 0

      Me too. On my project, we can’t move to Visual Studio 2022 until this feature is added.
      I am frustrated by the comment in this article above that stated ‘GitHub Extension for Visual Studio … all its functionality is available in Visual Studio by default!’.
      This is not correct. I raised an issue to Microsoft about the missing pull request feature but received no response.
      If Microsoft states that features are supported when they’re not, then we waste our time hunting for thse features.
      Please could Microsoft be honest and openly state when features aren’t supported yet?

  • John Schroedl 0

    Our group won’t be able to move to VS2022 until the P4VS plugin for Perforce SCC is available. Looks like at least 14 others agree with me so far:

  • Gavin Brown 0

    Ref12 is my favourite and most used extension, but it doesn’t support .NET Standard, .NET Core projects, or VS 2022.
    Please see https://github.com/SLaks/Ref12/issues/34

  • Valery Boronin 0

    waiting for WDK support in 2022, can’t build driver projects.

  • Jiya desai 0

    Where are extension like

    Windows Template Studio
    Multilingual App ToolKit (MAT) for VS2022.
    I keep getting error : Multilingual build enabled, but the Multilingual App Toolkit is unavailable during the build. when i tried to install MAT it did not support VS2022.

    Any advise ?

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