Visual Studio extensions are packaged into a special installer file, called a VSIX file. It gets this name from the file extension .vsix. When you use the Visual Studio Extension Manager, it handles downloading and running the installer. This video looks at the installer file in more detail, exploring the contents of the file, and looking at how to use the .vsix file directly from File Explorer or the command line.
- [Instructor] Visual Studio extensions are packaged…into a special installer file called a VSIX file.…It gets that name from the file extension V-S-I-X.…I've downloaded some VSIX files…from the Visual Studio online website…and put them in this Exercise file folder.…In most cases,…you'll use the Visual Studio extensions manager…inside Visual Studio to install these file,…but they can be installed directly, too,…if you have the VSIX file available.…This might be the case if the extension is one…that you've built yourself…and are testing with Visual Studio.…
Or it could be that the extension is a private extension.…By that, I mean one that is intended…for your programming team or company,…not the general public.…Anyway, whatever the reason,…installing it into Visual Studio is easy,…just double-click on the VSIX file and the installer starts.…This is what you see once the installer is loaded.…This is telling me that I'm installing the Indent Guides.…I can read information about the license if I desire.…
And then here is an interesting thing to see.…
- Installing extensions
- Using CodeMaid, Productivity Power Tools, and other Visual Studio extensions
- Adding external tools
- Creating custom item and project templates
- Building your own custom extensions
- Creating VSIX installers
- Sharing custom extensions
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/22/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover installing and exploring extensions, creating custom project and item templates, and creating custom extensions.
ASP.NET MVC 5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Sullivan3h 40m Intermediate
1. Install Extensions
2. Explore Extensions
3. Integrate External Tools
4. Create Custom Project and Item Templates
5. Create Custom Extensions
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