Tips and Tricks: Visual Studio 2010 IDE & Extensions


In this demo-focused session, we look at a series of features and technologies available through Microsoft Visual Studio and out-of-box solutions that will make you more productive in the Visual Studio IDE. We’ll show you what extenders have come up with to enhance Visual Studio by demoing the most popular extensions out there. Likewise, you’ll learn how these free tools, available on the Visual Studio Gallery, can satisfy your development needs. Want a spellchecker? We’ve got that. Want to change the theme of the shell? We have that too. Lastly, we’ll show you a Microsoft sponsored pack of extensions called the Pro Power Tools, which provide an entire set of improvements to the IDE experience. Whether you’re trying to come up to speed with an unfamiliar code base, navigate your way through a large solution, write in new pieces of business logic, or test your application, these tips and tricks will help you get your job done better and faster.

Saurabh Jain

Saurabh Jain is a Senior Software Engineer working in Visual Studio IDE Platform team. He has worked every release on Visual Studio since Visual Studio .NET. For Visual Studio 2010, Saurabh worked in Visual Studio extensibility team, focusing on the extension development and deployment experience. Saurabh has a bachelor degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.