Extensions are add-ons that allow you to customize and enhance your experience in Visual Studio by adding new features or integrating existing tools. An extension can range in all levels of complexity, but its main purpose is to increase your productivity and cater to your workflow. There are thousands of extensions already available in the Visual Studio Marketplace for you to download and you can also create your own and upload them to share with other developers.
Add the functionality you need to Visual Studio by augmenting the user experience. Extensions give you the ability to:
Add support for external tools not yet integrated with Visual Studio
Increase productivity with custom modifications
Personalize Visual Studio based on your workflow and style
Share and get feedback from your extensions through the Marketplace
How to Extend
The Visual Studio team knows that it is sometimes hard to know where to start, so they’ve put together a Getting Started section for you, complete with illustrated walkthroughs. For more complex questions, there is a sea of information on MSDN.
Now that you’ve built an extension, publish it to the Marketplace.
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