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