The Best Extensions for Visual Studio 2010

You may think why such a post in 2018. This is because I recently moved to another firm where I have to support some legacy apps.

Few of them are built using Visual Studio 2010 and they have no plan to upgrade so far. After working so long in VS2017 with ReSharper and all, working with VS2010 is not so pleasant. But in order to improve the default experience VS2010 offering, following extensions helped me so far.

I Hate #Regions

Regions Suck. You need this. Get it here


It underlines the colors in stylesheets and contains a color picker. Get it here

Brace Completer

Automatically adds closing braces after typing an opening brace and pressing Enter. Get it here

Highlight all occurrences of selected word

This extends the editor to highlight all occurrences of a selected word and place a glyph on the left margin. Get it here

Go To Definition

Make ctrl+click perform a "Go To Definition" on the identifier under the cursor. Also, when the ctrl key is held down, highlight identifiers that look like they have definitions to navigate to. Get it here

Productivity Power Tools

A set of extensions to Visual Studio Professional (and above) which improves developer productivity. Get it here

AllMargins 2012

This extension contains the OverviewMargin and several other extensions of that margin. Get it here


DPack is a FREE collection of Microsoft Visual Studio tools. DPack is designed to greatly increase developer's productivity, automate repetitive processes and expand upon some of Microsoft Visual Studio features. Get it here

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