So for those that have not already done so installing the Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools is well worth your time, especially if you do any SharePoint development. Today I created a console application to test SharePoint 2010. One of the more annoying tasks when creating such an application is adding all the necessary references to the project — mainly because this is very taxing for my brain to try to remember the various assemblies. One of my favorite features of the VS 2010 Power tools is the new Add Reference dialog (see below).
This screenshot is the new Add Reference Dialog and at the time I captured this view I had just done a search for “sharepoint” and without hitting a single button was returned this list of assemblies. There was not a long delay in loading the assemblies and I don’t have to contend with the different naming conventions used by the various PGs within MSFT.
“Enjoy the little things” — Zombieland
VS2010 Power Tools can be downloaded from: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef