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My Technical Notes

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Visual Studio 2013/2015 Extensions

Used Extensions

Below is a list of extensions I use (05/01/2016):

• Web Essentials web developer tools
• Visual F# Power Tools by Microsoft
• Viasfora Rainbow brackets
• Text Sharp useful if you want to use Courier New
• Productivity Power Tools by Microsoft; adds useful features to Visual Studio
• PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2013 never used this but sounds useful.
• Indent Guides adds vertical lines at each indent level
• File Path on Footer displays full file path at the bottom of the window
• F# Outlining provides outlining (plus minus buttons) for F# outlining. (Will not be needed if/when Microsoft add this feature to the F# editor)
• Code Contracts can make assertions about your code which can be statically analysed
• AnkhSVN Visual Studio integration with SVN
• TSVN Visual Studio integration with SVN. Does not conflict with AnkhSVN
• CodeMaid useful for rearranging code
• XPath Information you can see the XPath for the element under the caret, and can copy it by right click, Copy XPath
• AceJump Something new, You press C-M-; and then a single character you wish to search for and then it will give you all occurrences of that character labelled with a letter. You type the letter and it will go to that letter.
• Visual Studio 2015 Color Theme Editor Has a selection of themes which are easily "cloned" and edited.

Un-tested Extensions

Below is a list of extensions I plan to test:

• SemanticColorizer different syntax elements are colored differently.