Like most developers, I customize my IDE with several other plugin. I have decided to do a blogpost about some of the plugins I use in Visual Studio. Some I use during my worktime and others at home when working on my own and various open source projects. Here is a small list of the ones I simply cannot live without! ###StyleCop### A tool you can’t do without working on a Microsoft codebase; we follow a set of guidelines which will cause build warnings or even build errors; Having this as a plugin in Visual Studio simply makes it faster and easier to ensure the code is following the guidelines. Project owners can set up a list of which rules to enable and which not to enable.
StyleCop ###Productivity Power Tools### A set of tools I really cannot live without during my everyday coding tasks. This suite adds so much additional functionality to Visual Studio; I will not try to describe it here. Browse the project on Visual Studio Gallery and check it out!
Productivity Power Tools ###Visual Studio Web Essentials###
Visual Studio Web Essentials ###CodeMaid### I discovered CodeMaid last week and it already gained a place on my home workstation.
I have only used the cleanup feature so far, which ensures that your code follows most of the StyleCop rules out there by re-arranging your methods, constructors etc. I hope by exploring the tool more (and maybe contributing since its open sourced on GitHub!) I will be able to use it more extensively.