Great Visual Studio extensions

In this post I just wanted to share some really good extensions for Visual Studio 2017 that I use on a daily basis.

File Nesting

A simple little utility that makes it possible to nest files from the UI, great for ie. web.config files with different versions for release, stage and production.

 

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=MadsKristensen.FileNesting
https://github.com/madskristensen/FileNesting

 

Blog -vs -ext -file -nesting

 

Configuration Transform

This cool utility can test your configuration transform before commiting them, great to test your transforms very fast.


https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=GolanAvraham.ConfigurationTransform
https://github.com/golavr/ConfigurationTransform

 

Blog -vs -ext -preview _diff

 

 

One issue with the current version of configuration transform (3.2) is that it only support configuration files thats placed in the root of project, i've created a pull request that solves this: https://github.com/golavr/ConfigurationTransform/pull/6, so if you nned to work with config files outside of the root - just download and build the version with my fix and place the files in your VS-extentions folder:

For Visual Studio 2017 the path is:
%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{vs-version}\Extensions\

 

Markdown Editor

Provides a markdown editor inside Visual Studio, great when you want to edit your Github readme.md-files.


https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=MadsKristensen.MarkdownEditor

Vs -markdown -preview -window

 

 


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