Extensions in the main Visual Studio 2019 menu

In Visual Studio 2019 all extensions previously located in the main menu are moved into the Extensions menu:

It adds unnecessary clicks when you actively work with these extensions. Luckily, Evgeny K released yesterday the Extensions in Main menu extension that allows choosing between the new and old behavior by bringing up all or selected extensions back into the main menu:

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Task Canvas v2.2.0 supports Git branches

The Task Canvas extension lets you work with multiple code fragments without switching tabs.

v2.2.0 makes it easy to switch between tasks in different branches. If the Maintain Git branch option is enabled, Task Canvas saves the current branch name for each task and when you switch tasks it automatically switches branches:

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Sync Block Edit v1.4 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

Sync Block Edit is a free extension that lets you easily update duplicate blocks of text in multiple files from Visual Studio.

v1.4 adds support for Visual Studio 2019 and stops support for Visual Studio 2012/2013.

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Runtime Flow v2 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

Runtime Flow in real time monitors and logs function calls and function parameters in a running .NET application and shows a stack trace tree, with no instrumentation or source code required for monitoring.

v2.0.0 adds integration with Visual Studio 2019:

Download link: Visual Studio edition.

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Plain Rename v1.2 adds support for VS 2019

Plain Rename is a free extension that hides the dashed outline displayed when you are editing a variable name:

v1.2 adds support for Visual Studio 2019.

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ESharper v1.8.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

ESharper is an Excel add-in that lets you write user defined functions and commands using C# interactively in a live Excel session.

V1.8.0 lets you edit function and command code with IntelliSense and syntax highlighting in Visual Studio 2019:

If you add the [ExcelDna.Integration.ExcelCommand()] attribute to a method in the functions task pane, it will be registered as a command that you can add to the Ribbon:

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Hutch tips

Jeremy Hutchinson runs a series of Visual Studio tips covering debugging and IDE productivity. Check it out!

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