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RGreatEx

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins, Localization, Refactoring

Author: Safe Develop

Latest version: 1.1.19
Added 2007-10-02Updated 2008-08-16

Extends ReSharper with a number of features related to application localization, globalization and resources.
RGreatEx provides resource refactorings like "Move string to resource" and "Rename resource", analyzes string literal usages and suggests moving them to resources, adds context actions for string manipulation, generates safer resx code wrapper, and more.

Features include:
- Context actions
- Highlightings
- Refactoring methods
- Custom tools
- Options
- Supported languages: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET

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Managed Add-Ins

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Mutant Design

Latest version: 1.0.33
Added 2003-08-03

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SoliNav

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins, Object browsing - Assembly viewers

Author: Solishine

Latest version: 2005 1.3
Added 2005-08-03

Visual Studio .NET 2003 add-in that combines a file-oriented class view with a context-sensitive navigation engine to help keep your mind focused on your object model.
SoliNav provides a different way to browse and navigate your code than those offered with Visual Studio's Solution Explorer, which allows you to manage files and projects, and Visual Studio's Class View.

Features include:
- Context-sensitive navigation
- Single-click or double-click navigation
- TreeView or ListView option
- Filter on code element types
- Code/Design view toggling
- Supports most Solution Explorer functions

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C#Builder

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Borland

Latest version: 1 update 2
Added 2003-06-06Updated 2004-12-22

IDE for C# and the .NET framework.

Discontinued: replaced by Borland Developer Studio.

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CodeWright for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Borland

Latest version: 7.5
Added 2003-05-20

Adds editing, communication, analysis, automation, navigation and search tools to Borland and Microsoft IDEs.
CodeWright for .NET supports IBM CUA, Borland Brief, Lugaru, Epsilon, vi, or custom keymaps. It offers online code review (CodeMeeting), bookmarks, file and directory differencing, language beautification, spell check and more to complement Visual Studio .NET.
Other features include:
- Search and replace
- Difference Window
- Syntax coloring
- Code intelligence
- Customizable templates and snippets for code reuse
- Macros for automation

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SmartHelp

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Goran Mitrovic

Latest version: 3.04
Added 2003-06-21

Visual Studio .NET add-in which offers a lot of extensions.

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Visual Python

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: ActiveState

Latest version: 1.8.3
Added 2003-05-20Updated 2005-12-02

Python development environment for Visual Studio.

Features include:
- Python editor with intellisense
- Graphical debugger
- Remote debugging: Debugs CGI and server applications
- Interactive window: Get immediate feedback
- Class browser
- Project manager: Get quick access to project files
- Source code control support
- Online help
- Multiple Python version support: Work with your preferred version of Python

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PowerToys for Visual Studio .NET 2003

Categories: Documentation - Code commenting, IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Microsoft

Collection of utilities and tools developed by Microsoft that enhance Visual Studio.
Includes:
- VB Commenter: add XML comments to your VB .Net code and have them extracted into an XML comment file at build time.
- VSWindowManager: design custom window layouts that you can store and recall from the Windows menu. Automatically switch from code to design layouts as well.
- OnlineSearch: lets you search the internet from within the text editor of VS.NET 2003.
- Control Outline: add-in that adds a tool window to the IDE allowing the developer to see a hierarchical representation of the controls layed out on the Windows Forms design surface.
- VSMouseBindings: you have a 5 button mouse, why not be able to assign all five mouse buttons to commands within VS?
- VSTweak: use custom file extensions in VS, edit your command window aliases, MRU list control, edit debugger output for classes, and more...
- VSEdit: load a file, or a set of files, into a currently running instance of Visual Studio .NET 2003. No more extra windows opening, just pure editing bliss.
- Custom Help Builder: create a custom help collection for your XML-style commented VB or C# class libraries. Your custom help will be fully integrated into Visual Studio .NET 2003, so your topics will be accessible from Dynamic Help, F1, Search, Help Index, and Help Contents.
- VSCMDShell Window: access to the command shell CMD.exe and the VS commands from the same window.

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XML Visualizer for Visual Studio .NET 2003

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Michael Bouck

Latest version: 1.0.0.0
Added 2005-01-29

XML Visualizer for Visual Studio .NET 2003 (XMLVIZ) allows you to visualize most XML and XML-backed data sources during runtime a la Visual Studio 2005's "debugger visualizers". The difference is you don't have to wait for VS.NET 2005 because XMLVIZ will work with your copy of VS.NET 2003 today. XMLVIZ is implemented as a VS.NET add-in and, once installed, is activated by highlighting any supported, initialized type instance during a debugging session, right-clicking on the selection to bring-up the context menu, and selecting the "XML Visualizer" menu item. The add-in will then grab the XML out of the selected target instance and display it on a modal dialog along with the schema (if available). For ADO.NET types, the data is also bound to a grid to allow navigation, row-filtering, and row version inspection. Currently supported types (including derived) are: DataSet, DataTable, DataRow/DataRow[]/DataRowCollection (attached), DataView, DataRowView/DataRowView[] (attached), DataViewManager, XPathNavigator, types implementing IXPathNavigable, well-formed XML in strings, Exception, or any XML-serializable type.
Supports C# and VB.NET.

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Sand Development Environment

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Sand

Latest version: 0.5
Added 2004-07-06

Sand Development Environment (SDE) is an extensible IDE.
SDE supports various project types in multiple programming languages. It consists of a core library, which includes a generic framework for tool integration, and a plugin development environment. Other parts of the project extend the core framework to support specific kinds of tools and development environments trough the use of plugins and packages. The plugins in SDE are implemented using any of the supported .NET languages.
Although SDE can act as an IDE for many different languages it comes with C# and VB.NET support built-in. They are provided as a sample of what can be done (and how) with this framework.

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Management (WMI) Extensions for Visual Studio .NET RTM Server Explorer

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Microsoft

Latest version: Beta 2
Added 2003-06-09

Management Data and Management Events nodes for Visual Studio's Server Explorer.

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ASP.NET Web Matrix

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Microsoft

WYSIWYG application development tool for ASP.NET.

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SharpTools

Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Morrison Schwartz

Latest version: 2005-05-23
Added 2003-09-23Updated 2005-04-04

Freeware extensible add-in to Visual Studio .NET, and software development kit (SDK) supporting the rapid development of further extensions which will run within SharpTools.
SharpTools comes with a set of ready-to-use add-ins.
The add-ins that ship with SharpTools include:
- an RSS blog reader: this open source plugin is an RSS aggregator that integrates into the dockable panes of the VS.NET IDE.
- an editor-integrated code library
- a debug-time XML viewer and ADO.NET viewers
- an NUnit testing plugin
- a wizard for backing up and restoring databases

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