Must have Visual Studio extensions - for me at least ;)

In alphabetical order:

  • AnkhSVN - Subversion for Visual Studio - Free
    "Open Source Subversion SCC Provider for Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013."
    In my opinion the best Subversion SCC Provider for Visual Studio.
  • DevExpress Tools - Not Free
    "Powerful code-creation, navigation, refactoring, and code visualization technologies designed for Visual Studio."
    I happen to love CodeRush and the DevExpress tools.  Makes me a much more productive.
  • DevExtreme - Not Free
    "Easily build multi-channel applications - from Windows 8 and the iPad to iPhone and Android smartphones."
  • NuGet Package Manager for Visual Studio 20xx - Free
    "A collection of tools to automate the process of downloading, installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing packages from a VS Project."
    Get it, learn it, use it, love it.
  • NUnit Test Adapter - Free
    "NUnit adapter for integrated test execution under Visual Studio 2013 RTM, Update 1-4, and Visual Studio 2013.  Compatible with NUnit 2.0 through 2.6.2"
    I love being able to do as much as possible inside Visual Studio.
  • Web Essentials 20xx - Free
    "Adds many useful features to Visual Studio web developers"
    If you do any sort of web development you must have this!
  • xUnit.net runner for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 - Free
    "xUnit.net is a unit testing tool for the .NET Framework.  Written by the original inventor of NUnit, xUnit.net is the latest technology for unit testing C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages."I use this to run tests on all the Open Source code I download and read.
If you have not noticed, I don't like to many extensions loaded, but these are the minimal essential tools for me.
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