There are already a few Visual Studio extensions and snippets ready to help your everyday Orchard development work.
Visual Studio Extensions
Orchard-related extensions are listed here in alphabetical order:
- Lombiq Orchard Visual Studio Extension: Visual Studio extension with many features and templates frequently used by the Lombiq developers. Contains Orchard-related as well as generic goodies. Repository: https://github.com/Lombiq/Lombiq-Orchard-Visual-Studio-Extension.
- Orchardizer: an extension for Visual Studio 2013 and above by Harry Westbrook that reduces development of Orchard modules to a bunch of textboxes and some sporadic clicks. Repository: https://github.com/Hazzamanic/orchardizer.
- VS Constructor Field Refactoring rule: an extension by Sébastien Ros to generate a private readonly field based on a constructor parameter. Repository: https://github.com/sebastienros/vsconstructorfield.
Visual Studio Snippets
A lot of Orchard-related snippets can be found in the Orchard Dojo Library. For further information visit this page: https://orcharddojo.net/orchard-resources/Library/Utilities/VisualStudioSnippets/.