Here is my updated list of the essential Visual Studio 2017 addons for a comfort productive work. Here is the link to the previous list.
Here is a simple implementation of the shared Logger (based on NLog) that can be easily included into any solution with minimum configuration.
I’d like to introduce a library for accessing app settings in the App.config and Web.config. Unlike standard
ConfigurationManager, ConfigEx additionally allows reading configs of other assemblies used in the project. Moreover, it is strongly typed, has a mechanism of settings overriding and allows apply automatic conversion of values.
Have you ever had a task to read and deserialize a large XML file? Like 500 MB, that is impossible just to read to the end and parse. I’ve faced such problem having an XML that looks like the following:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <record id="0" Text="Some text for record 0" /> <record id="1" Text="Some text for record 1" /> <record id="2" Text="Some text for record 2" /> <record id="3" Text="Some text for record 3" /> ... <record id="1000000" Text="Some text for record 1000000" />
Just and interesting note that I’ve found while updating the ConfigEx library: the assembly DLL file in ASP.NET application might be located in place different from what we expect. During runtime it is actually not in the place where application is hosted.
WPF Async Pack is a small library for creating asynchronous WPF applications. It’s not a framework, it was created mainly for the small applications where installing heavy frameworks is just overkill. It doesn’t have any dependencies and contains such the most used classes as AsyncCommand and BaseViewModel.
The library can be installed through the NuGet:
PM> Install-Package WpfAsyncPack
Here is my list of the essential addons that should be installed on Visual Studio 2015 for a comfort work. Nothing extra, just a minimal list of features that are missing.