Here is my updated list of the essential Visual Studio 2017 addons for a comfort productive work. Here is the link to the previous list.
I’d like to introduce a library for accessing app settings in the App.config and Web.config. Unlike standard ConfigurationManager, ConfigEx additionally allows reading configs of other assemblies used in the project. Moreover, it is strongly typed, has a mechanism of settings overriding and allows applying automatic conversion of values.
An interesting note that I’ve found while updating the ConfigEx library: the assembly DLL file in ASP.NET application might be located in place different from what we expect. During runtime, it is actually not in the place where the application is hosted.
WPF Async Pack is a small library for creating asynchronous WPF applications. It’s not a framework, it was created mainly for the small applications where installing heavy frameworks is just overkill. It doesn’t have any dependencies and contains such the most used classes as AsyncCommand and BaseViewModel.
Read more in Binary-Studio’s blog.
My list of the essential addons that should be installed on Visual Studio 2015 for a comfort work. Nothing extra, just a minimal list of features that are missing by default.