Best Extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio

By Software Levi

An Overview of Microsoft Visual Studio

MS Visual Studio is an IDE filled with many features to help you in developing your applications. It, as you can tell by its name, is a product of Microsoft. It is a closed source software with a community edition that is free however it lacks certain features that you would get if you purchase the full version.

Although the IDE comes with a lot of features out of the box but there are times you just need some extra features. You can get these extra features by downloading extensions.

Here is a list of the best extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio.

Best extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio

Visual Studio Spell Checker

This extension checks for spelling mistakes when you write comments, strings, and plain text. Therefore, it helps you identify and correct your mistakes. You can use it across an entire solution, project, or just selected items.

Image Optimizer

This tool helps reduce the size of your images that you have included in your program. It supports JPEG, PNG and Gifs (including animated Gifs). It also provides you with a lot of option relating to the type of optimization you want like whether you want to keep your image to a high quality or you are willing to let go of the quality of your image so that the size is greatly reduced.



This extension changes the color of the text displayed on the output window of MS Visual Studio. The tool follows rules against which it colors lines differently which you can change according to your requirement. By default, it colors errors in red, warnings in yellow and successful build messages in green.

Visual Studio IntelliCode


This tool provide different AI features that will help a developer in programming. It provides features such as contextual IntelliSense, argument completion, code formatting, and style rule inference. Each of these feature assists the developer write codes faster and help prevent errors such as missing brackets and typos.