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.