Recommended add-ons/plugins for Microsoft Visual Studio

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SmartPaster - (FREE) Copy/Paste code generator for strings

AnkhSvn - (FREE) SVN Source Control Integration for VS.NET

VisualSVN Server - (FREE) Source Control

ReSharper - IDE enhancement that helps with refactoring and productivity

CodeRush - Code gen macros on steroids

Refactor - Code refactoring aid

CodeMaid (FREE) - Code cleanup, organization and complexity analysis

CodeSmith - Code Generator

GhostDoc - (FREE) Simple code commenting tool

DXCore (FREE) and its many awesome plugins: DxCore Community Plugins, CR_Documentor, CodeStyleEnforcer, RedGreen

TestDriven.Net - (FREE/PAY) Unit Testing Aid

Reflector - (PAY) Feature rich .Net Disassembler Reflector AddIn's

Web Deployment Projects - Provides additional functionality to build and deploy Web sites and Web applications (source).

StudioTools - (FREE) Navigation assistant, code metrics tool, incremental search, file explorer in visual studio and tear off editor windows. Moved from old site (archive.org) to new site and discontinued.

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Not free, but ReSharper is definitely one recommendation.

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Whole Tomato's Visual Assist X. I absolutely swear by it. I would like to see a better plug in for Lint than Visual Lint by Riverblade, but since that will eventually be moved onto the build server I don't mind running it every couple of days manually.

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PowerCommands is a Microsoft-created plugin that offers a variety of new features that one would think probably should have been in Visual Studio in the first place.

These include

  • Copying/Pasting project references!
  • "Open Containing Folder" to jump straight to the hard-drive location of a file or project
  • Automatic reorganizig and sorting of using statements
  • "Open Command Prompt Here" to open a command prompt in any of your project folders.
  • Collapse Projects
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RockScroll is awesome, and free.


Addendum

As @Andrei points out, MetalScroll is a better alternative. It's Open Source, and corrects some annoying things about RS.

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