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One of the great vs2010 logo features in VS2010 is the extension manager. In last DevAcademy4 conference I talked about it a little in my session and showed  an extension that I use. Lets see what is it all about.

Using The Extension Manager

The extension manager in VS2010 is a manager that help to manage and discover extensions to VS2010. In order to use it we only need to go to the Tools menu and choose to use the Extension Manager menu item. The following figure shows how to start the extension manager:
Open Extension Manager 

After opening the manager we get to the following menu:
VS2010 Extension Manager

As you can see you can see all the installed extensions, to disable them or uninstall them. Also You can discover extensions that exists in the online extensions gallery:
Online Gallery

The last thing you can do is to look for extensions updates if they exists:
Extensions Update
As you can see there are no available updates for the extensions I use.


Using the extension manager is very simple and intuitive. It enables great way to extend VS2010 as we wish or need. Of course if you like, you can create your own extension but this is a story for another post.


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