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Visual Studio Extensions

Time Savers#

1076+ installs | 5-star rating | VS 2015#

A growing collection of small time-savers to enhance day-to-day productivity for developing with Visual Studio.

Reviewed by Greg Duncan in Time Savers, the Definition of a VS Extension

Listed by Dmitry Lyalin in his Top Ten Most Popular Developer Links for the Week of January 2, 2017

Installation#

Via Visual Studio Marketplace#

  • download the extension here
  • click the downloaded vsix file
  • follow the prompts
  • restart Visual Studio if it was already running

Via Extensions and Updates#

  • click the Tools menu
  • select Extensions and Updates
  • search for 'time savers'
  • select the extension from the list
  • click install

Features#

  • Activity Log
  • Cancel Build
  • Close Solution
  • Diagnostic Log
  • Edit Project
  • Edit Solution
  • Extensions and Updates
  • Insert Guid(s)
  • Keyboard Options
  • Path Variables
  • Rebuild Project
  • Rebuild Solution
  • Reopen Start Page
  • Restart Visual Studio
  • Restart Visual Studio as Administrator

Usage#

Via Time Savers Toolbar#

Time Savers Toolbar

Via Time Savers Menu#

Time Savers Menu

Download it here, or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.


Restart Visual Studio#

228+ installs | no rating#

The simplest way of restarting Visual Studio on demand (normal and elevated).

Features#

  • Restart Visual Studio
  • Restart Visual Studio As Admin

How To Use#

Via Time Savers Toolbar#

Restart Toolbar

Via Time Saver Context Menu#

Restart Toolbar

Restart Visual Studio As Admin#

How To Use#

Via Time Savers Toolbar#

Restart Elevated Toolbar

Via Time Saver Context Menu#

Restart Elevated Toolbar

Download it here, or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.


Insert Guid#

301+ installs | (no rating)#

The simplest and fastest way of inserting a new GUID directly into your code, without leaving the code editor.

Features#

  • Insert Guid
  • Insert Multuple Guids

How To Use#

Insert Guid Via Context Menu#

Insert Single Guid#

Inserting

Insert Multiple Guids#

Multiple

Download it here, or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.


Luminous Essentials For VS#

940+ installs | (no rating)#

A collection of essential productivity enhancements for working in Visual Studio

Please Note:#

This extension has been deprecated in favor of Time Savers (a new open-source extension with the same functionality)

View it here