Last December, I wrote another Visual Studio 2005 tip that introduced the subject of Powertoys for that platform. In the meantime, the developer community hasn't been idle by any means. In fact, a return trip to the GotDotNet Developer Powertoys Site will turn up numerous additions to the collection of original items I documented last year.
Read on for an abbreviated listing of some of the items you can find alongside a complete, annotated inventory of the original Powertoys for Visual Studio .NET 2003 (one item I've already covered that you'll find there is the CR Documenter, so I'll skip it in this go-round). As always, you can visit the Powertoys Weblog for a complete listing of all the items posted to the Microsoft Developer Network site.
Of the many tools you'll find at the blog site, here's a subset that you might find particularly interesting:
I could go on and on in this vein, but you should have a pretty good idea that you're onto a source of free potential goodies for your Visual Studio 2005 environment. Start browsing and grab whatever looks good to you.
Ed Tittel is a writer and trainer whose interests include XML and development topics, along with IT Certification and information security. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, or suggested topics or tools to review. Cool tools rule!