Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now

Visual Studio provides a rich extensibility model that developers at Microsoft and in the community have taken advantage of to provide a host of quality add-ins. Some add-ins contribute significant how-did-I-live-without-this functionality, while others just help you automate that small redundant task you constantly find yourself performing.

This article provides some of the best Visual Studio add-ins available today that can be downloaded for free. (Click on the links to explore them !!!)

They are:

TestDriven.NET  (
GhostDoc  (
Smart Paster (
CodeKeep (
PInvoke.NET (
VSWindowManager PowerToy (
WSContractFirst (
CopySourceAsHTML (
Cache Visualizer (

There are also a lot of add-ins that can be purchased for a reasonable price(Though, I never bought one …) for some better options, as in some cases they can add some tremendous functionality to the IDE..

Happy Coding !!!

Note: GotDotnet Site is closed. Instead Microsoft has come up with MSDN Code Gallery. You can visit the site at

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