Sunday, December 5, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Extensions: Colored Console Application Template

With the release of Visual Studio 2010, creating and finding extensions became a lot easier thanks to the build in Extension Manager.

One of the great extensions I discovered is the Colored Console Application Template.

ColoredConsoleTemplate

Creating a Console application in Visual Studio was always easy. But the standard Console Application project is rather … empty. The moment you needed a mature console application, you probably started adding features like:

  • Functional style command line parser
  • Console Coloring
  • Help

With the Colored Console Application Template you no longer have to add these features yourself. You’ll get them out of the box for free including a lot of other features.

ColorConsole_Screenshot

You can download the template directly from Visual Studio through the Extension Manager or go here and install it yourself.

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