Andrew Arnott

News from my corner of the Visual Studio Project & Build team, programming tips, and solutions to common programming issues.

My favorite Live Writer plug-ins

Disclaimer: some or all of these plug-ins are not Microsoft created or endorsed, and my pose a security risk by installing them without verifying their source.

  1. Paste From Console – automatically formats and colorizes text copied from a console window for easy viewing on your blog. 
  2. Paste from Visual Studio – pastes code copied from Visual Studio and preserves Visual Studio’s coloring.
  3. Insert Code – colorizes code you type appropriately for several common languages.
  4. Flickr4Writer – inserts a picture to your blog from your flickr account, while keeping the picture hosted on flickr.
  5. Picasa Image Plugin – inserts pictures and slideshows hosted on PicasaWeb.
  6. Insert from SkyDrive – inserts links to your SkyDrive files into your posts.