Visual Studio / .NET Framework

TH16 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment


1:15pm - 2:30pm

Level: Introductory

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Visual Studio is already a powerful IDE. When you add extensions, third-party tools, and templates to the mix, you have a development environment you can tailor to your exact needs. This session will show you how to find, install, and use the most helpful extensions for Visual Studio. Learn how extensions like Spell Checker, Comment Remover, CodeMaid, and Productivity Power Tools can automate and speed up the way you code. You'll also discover how to build your own extensions and share them with other developers in the Visual Studio Gallery. You'll see how to use standalone external tools to augment the Visual Studio workflow, and create custom templates that include just the files and settings you need for your project types.

You will learn:

  • How to use CodeMaid, Productivity Power Tools, and other Visual Studio extensions
  • How to create custom item and project templates
  • How to build your own custom extensions