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Ahead of Visual Studio 2017 Launch, New Productivity Power Tools Released

Just a day before, the final release of Visual Studio 2017, which is slated for Tuesday launch, Microsoft is helping you get ready with announcing new Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017.

Those who are not aware, “Productivity Power Tools is a collection of extensions that improves the developer experience with Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).”

Microsoft said as part of its key goal to break each Productivity Power Tools features into separate extensions to provide you with more flexibility for acquiring and managing the tools. As a result, “you can now hand-pick and install just the components you want to use.” It also means, that each extensions can now get updated and delivered at its own pace.

Adding, it said, the most popular features will be considered for inclusion in future Visual Studio releases.

Productivity Power Tools in Visual Studio Marketplace
Productivity Power Tools in Visual Studio Marketplace
Productivity Power Tools 2017 Installer
Productivity Power Tools 2017 Installer

The following features are rmade available today:

  • Align Assignments: Adds a command to Visual Studio to align assignments. By default, this is bound to Ctrl+Alt+]
  • Copy as HTML: Adds support to copy the selected editor text to clipboard in HTML format
  • Ctrl+Click Go To Definition: Make Ctrl+Click perform a “Go To Definition” on the identifier under the cursor
  • Custom Document Well: Provides configurable behavior for the document well in Visual Studio
  • Double-Click Maximize: Double-click window headers to maximize and dock them
  • Editor Guidelines: Adds vertical column guides to the editor
  • Fix Mixed Tabs: Detects when you have mixed tabs and spaces and offers to fix them for you automatically
  • Match Margin: Draws markers in the scroll bar and highlights text in the editor for matches of the word under the caret
  • Middle-Click Scroll: Enables scrolling in the editor pane using the middle-click mouse button
  • Peek Help: Adds a command to Visual Studio to show F1 Help inline in the editor. By default, the command is bound to Alt+F1.\
  • Power Commands for Visual Studio: A set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio IDE, including Remove and Sort Usings, Copy Path and Open Command Prompt
  • Quick Launch Tasks adds accessibility and settings tasks to the Quick Launch tool
  • Shrink Empty Lines that contain neither text nor numbers so that more lines can be displayed in the editor
  • Solution Error Visualizer highlights errors and warnings in the Solution Explorer. Also it allows Solution Explorer to be filtered by error type
  • Time Stamp Margin adds to the debug output window, the team writes.
Productivity Power Tools 2017 Extensions and Updates
Productivity Power Tools 2017 Extensions and Updates
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