Some good VS2010 extensions that I’ve found recently…
- Highlight all occurrences of selected word – VS2010 sort of does this out of the box, but this is much better. Double-clicking any word will highlight all occurrences, even string matches (within quotes) or if they are in collapsed regions (in which case the region is highlighted)
- Solution Load Manager – you can specify at the solution level which projects to load up-front and which to load either explicitly or when accessed through solution explorer. A really good idea which can massively speed up solution load time.
- PowerCommands for VS2010 – As per 2008. It (sadly) even has the same annoying behaviour of opening and pinning the Undo Close pane on startup!
- ADO .NET C# POCO Entity Generator – generates POCO objects for your EF model.
I’ve also been trying out CodeRushXpress v10 on VS2010 – sadly it seems to still be quite unstable, often going walkies and simply not responding to the CTRL ‘ key-combination.