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Add new functionality to the default IDE with extensions (Visual Studio)

Posted on 9/28/18 8:43 AM by Get Schooled in Visual Studio

The default IDE in Visual Studio is satisfactory but can be enhanced to so much more with the help of extensions. Similarly, if you don’t like some of the IDE’s default behaviors, extensions can serve as a patch that facilitates a more effective environment.

To install an extension, go to Tools > Extensions and Updates. Click “Online” search for the extension you need, and select “Download”. After installation, restart Visual Studio to make sure the download performed correctly.

Three useful extensions that are freeware, even for commercial use, are SpellChecker (, StopOnFirstBuildError (, and Array Visualizer (

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6 Time Microsoft MVP Mark Rosenberg at Visual Studio Live!

Posted on 2/7/13 2:45 PM by Get Schooled in Announcements, in Events & Webinars, in Las Vegas, in Mark Rosenberg, in Microsoft, in Visual Studio, in Visual Studio Live

New Horizons instructor and 6 Time Microsoft MVP, Mark Rosenberg, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Visual Studio Live! event in Las Vegas on March 25-29.

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Visual Studio 2010: New Features

Posted on 1/26/12 3:03 PM by Get Schooled in Guest Bloggers, in Mark Rosenberg, in Microsoft, in New Horizons Computer Learning Center, in Visual Studio, in Tips & Tricks

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Have you heard about Visual Studio LightSwitch?

Posted on 8/3/10 5:13 PM by Get Schooled in announcement, in IT News, in lightswitch, in Microsoft, in Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta is a new addition to the Visual Studio family from Microsoft that helps you to quickly create professional-quality business applications, regardless of your development skills.

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Don’t let fancy CLR debugging slow you down

Posted on 7/9/10 7:49 AM by Get Schooled in CLR debugger, in debugging CLR, in Microsoft, in Visual Studio, in test.sql, in Tips & Tricks

There are a number of tools you can use for debugging CLR integration code in Visual Studio, such as the test.sql page and a special CLR debugger. Unfortunately, each new tool comes with its own quirks and setup headaches. Our recommendation is to avoid using these fancy tools unless you need to troubleshoot why something that works in Visual Studio doesn’t work when you deploy it to SQL Server.

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