Open web tooling

Visual Studio gives you the tools and flexibility you need to create and deploy modern web applications today.

  • HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3, LESS/Sass, C#
  • ASP.NET, PHP, Python, Node, Angular, Bootstrap
  • NuGet, Bower, npm, Grunt, Gulp

General interest

This list of extensions covers more broad and general extensions that are relevant to all developers - including web developers.


The EditorConfig project defines a simple file format for configuring common text-editor options such as indentation sizes. These configuration files are designed to sit alongside a project's source code, allowing text editors to use the right options on a file-by-file basis.

Bing Developer Assistant

Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search.

This feature enables developers to find and reuse over 19 million code snippets and sample projects from within the Visual Studio IDE. Bing contextual search also helps locate help for compiler errors.

Trailing Whitespace Vizualizer

This extension highlights trailing whitespace on any line in any editor in Visual Studio, making it easy to get rid of those annoying invisible characters.

YAML Editor

YAML Editor provides features such as syntax highlighting and validation, comment / uncomment selection, format document, and more.

Open Command Line

The Open Command Line extension supports all types of consoles like cmd, Windows PowerShell, Bash and more. You can easily configure which to use by setting the paths and arguments in the options dialog.


VsVim is a Vim Emulation layer for Visual Studio 2010 and above. It integrates the familiar key binding experience of Vim directly into Visual Studio's editor.

Spell Checker

An editor extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type or interactively with a tool window. Allows you to control how elements and attributes in XML and MAML files are spell checked.

Hide Main Menu

After installing this extension, Visual Studio's main menu will collapse when not in use (using the same behavior as Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer). To use the menu, you press and release the Alt key, or press and release Alt+<shortcut> to directly show a menu (e.g. Alt+F to show the file menu). The menu bar automatically hides again when you're done with it.

Add New File

The fastest and easiest way to add new files to any project - including files that start with a dot.

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