Extend Visual Studio IDE

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Extend Visual Studio IDE
What Are Extensions

What are Extensions

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.

Visual Studio Marketplace

Personalize your Visual Studio experience today by downloading extensions. Browse through thousands of extensions available on the Marketplace to find the tools you need. You can also publish your own extensions to the Marketplace.
Visual Studio Marketplace
Create Your Own Extension

Create Your Own Extension

Can’t find the extension you need? Have an awesome extension idea? You can start building your own extensions today! There is a sea of information available on the Microsoft Docs page to help you get started. You can also join our online community where veteran extension authors and Microsoft engineers can answer your questions.

The Visual Studio Partner Program

Build Your Business on the Visual Studio Platform

The Visual Studio Partner Program gives you extensive technical resources, previews of upcoming technologies, and a broad marketing reach. And now, there is a free tier in the Partner program allowing anyone to join and get the level of support that partners enjoy.

Key benefits of the program

Valuable insights for your business
Deep technical knowledge and enablement
Opportunities to Reach Millions of Developers
Visual Studio Partner Program

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