PowerToys for VS.NET 2003

I was looking up something on the VS.NET site when I noticed a link to PowerToys for VS.NET 2003. There are currently 5 PowerToys available:

  • VSTweak – Allows you to modify some of the more obscure VS.NET options and settings
  • VSEdit – Command line tool to load a file into currently running instance of VS.NET
  • VSWindowManager – Enables you to design your own custom window layouts
  • Custom Help Builder – allows you to create a custom help collection for your XML-style commented Visual Basic or Visual C# class library. Integrates the custom help collection into the VS.NET help system
  • VB Commenter – XML-style comment tags for VB

Future tools include:

  • VSCMDShell Window – One window to access both the VS.NET Commands Window and your external CMD.exe process.
  • VSMouseBindings – Assign all five mouse buttons to commands within VS.NET
  • VSTransparency – Make floating windows and pop-up UI semi-transparent in the IDE giving you a better view of the code below