You should have the following *free* extensions installed in your Visual Studio:

Go to Tools -> Extensions and Updates and type the name and install.

1. Web Essentials 2013 - http://vswebessentials.com/

2. Sidewaffle - various code templates http://sidewaffle.com/

3. Productivity Power Tools 2013 - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/dbcb8670-889e-4a54-a226-a4...

4. ShowCheetah: web.config file transform preview.

5. Console Launcher: Launch Condole 2 (separate install) on the selected directory - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/1460ab21-75be-49d0-900f-df...

6. Stop Build On First Error - The name says it all (time saver) http://einaregilsson.com/stop-build-on-first-error-in-visual-studio-2010/

7. Visual Studio Spell Checker: http://vsspellchecker.codeplex.com/

8. VSColorOutput: http://mike-ward.net/vscoloroutput

9. File Nesting: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3ebde8fb-26d8-4374-a0eb-1e...

10. Auto History: Revert to previous versions without any source control.

Test Runners:

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10. xUnit.net runner for VS - http://xunit.codeplex.com/

11. NUnit Test Adapter - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/6ab922d0-21c0-4f06-ab5f-4e...

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12. Chutzpah Test Adapter for test Explorer - http://chutzpah.codeplex.com/

13. Chutzpah Test Runner Context menu - http://chutzpah.codeplex.com/ | Web Essentials 2013 RTM now available - A Visual Studio extension | Web Essentials 2013 RTM now available - A Visual Studio extension | Web Essentials is a free extension for Visual Studio. Download it here!

fb_anonymous_user's picture

nice & helpful list.

one small spelling mistake @4
SlowCheetah http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/69023d00-a4f9-4a34-a6cd-7e...

amit's picture

Thanks for the correction.

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