Finding and Sharing Extensions
You can download, install, and manage Visual Studio extensions by using Extension Manager, which is available on the Tools menu. You can also obtain extensions by going to websites such as the Visual Studio Gallery, or by getting them directly from other developers. For more information about how to find and install extensions, see Installing and Managing Visual Studio Tools and Extensions.
You can also create extensions, wrap them in deployment packages, and share them with other developers by posting them on the Internet, posting them on a network share, or sending them by email. If you wrap an extension in a VSIX deployment package and upload it to the Visual Studio Gallery website, other developers can use Extension Manager to install it. For more information about how to deploy extensions, see Visual Studio Extension Deployment.
The XML schema for a VSIX manifest file, which is required in extensions that target Extension Manager.
The XML schema for a .vscontent file, which is required in community components that target the Visual Studio Content Installer.
Describes how to find, install, remove, enable, and disable Visual Studio extensions.
Describes various technologies for deploying Visual Studio extensions.
Describes how to create various kinds of item templates.
Describes how to create various kinds of project templates.
Shows how to package a Toolbox control and install it in Visual Studio.
Describes various ways to create code snippets in Visual Studio.
Shows how to make custom project templates available to other developers.
Shows how to make custom code snippets available to other developers.
Links to information about how to create add-ins and wizards that can be used in Visual Studio.
Describes how you can communicate with other developers and share ideas.