A list of paid, free or open source Visual Studio plugins. Sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

Visual Studio plugins

  • Web Essentials – Web Essentials extends Visual Studio with lots of new features that web developers have been missing for many years
  • VsVIM – VIM in Visual Studio
  • Nuget Package Manager – NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET
  • SideWaffle – A collection of Item Templates for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015 that makes any web developer’s life much easier
  • Resharper – Developer Productivity Tool for Visual Studio [$]
  • CodeContracts – Source code for the CodeContracts tools for .NET
  • Git Diff Margin – Displays live Git changes of the currently edited file on Visual Studio margin and scroll bar
  • Productivity Power Tools – A set of extensions to Visual Studio Professional (and above) which improves developer productivity.
  • Tabs Studio – Visual Studio tab manager with multiple tab rows, tab coloring and tab grouping. [$]
  • VSColorOutput – Color highlighting for Build, Find and Debug output windows. Custom match patterns and colors can be added.
  • CodeLineage – Easy access to a cumulative diff view between file revisions (supports svn, git, mercurial, perforce).
  • OzCode – OzCode is a Visual Studio Extension which cuts down on debugging time and increases productivity by detecting and isolating bugs, making them easy to fix. [$]
  • ViEmu – very powerful Vi/vim emulator for Visual Studio supporting all basic and many advanced features of vi/vim. [$]
  • Roslynator – A collection of 500+ analyzers, refactorings and fixes for C#, powered by Roslyn
  • Unchase.Odata.Connectedservice – A Visual Studio Connected Service for generating API client code in C# or VB for OData web service.
  • Unchase.OpenAPI.Connectedservice – A Visual Studio 2017/2019 extension to generate C# (TypeScript) HttpClient (or C# Controllers) code for OpenAPI web service with NSwag.
  • SonarSource.sonarlint-visualstudio – SonarLint is a free, open source Visual Studio 2017, 2019 and 2022 extension that provides on-the-fly feedback to developers on new bugs and quality issues in C#, VB.NET, C/C++, TypeScript and JavaScript.

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