Storyboard shapes extensions being deprecated from Visual Studio Marketplace

Starting today Visual Studio extensions are now being served from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Nearly all 10,000 + private and public Visual Studio extensions have been migrated to the Visual Studio Marketplace. As part of this change we are deprecating the Storyboard Shapes extensions which were for Microsoft PowerPoint. We will be maintaining direct downloads…

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Visual Studio extensions now on the Marketplace!

We launched the public preview of the Visual Studio Marketplace at Connect() last year. Since then we’ve added a lot of features and have seen great engagement from developers both building and consuming extensions. But there was always one major missing element in our catalog, and that was Visual Studio extensions. Today we are proud…

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What’s trending on the Marketplace? Now you know!

Today we’re launching a new list on the VS Code home page to show case the top 18 trending extension on the Marketplace. By default, the list will show the top trending extensions in the week, but you can also see what extensions are trending in a day or month as well using the drop…

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Add build/project details to your extension page on Marketplace

Developer activity on an extension has proven to be an important indicator of trust and reliability for users on the Marketplace. We’ve seen two such indicators used widely by publishers: Linking to the GitHub repository Badges linking to Build CI systems and other public entities associated with the project. We’ve seen a number of publishers…

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New look of the extension tiles on Marketplace

We aim to continuously improve the browsing experience on Marketplace and are introducing new designs for the extension tiles on our website. The tiles on the home page are now optimized for increased exploration and hence, do not include the extension description upfront. Instead, the extension description is now revealed when the user hovers their…

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New filter experience on the Marketplace

We have enabled a new filter experience with the aim of simplifying the search and navigation on the Marketplace. Filters are now part of the results page, providing more prominence to the extensions on the page. It also allows us to add more filter options, like the Price filter, to quickly filter for paid extensions…

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Rating & Review notifications on the Marketplace

Since the launch of Ratings and Reviews on the Marketplace we’ve seen tremendous response from both users and publishers. There has been great engagement between publishers and users sharing feedback, dealing with bugs and suggesting improvements. Given the importance of reviews for both publishers and users we’ve now enabled email notifications for reviews. As a publisher:…

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Welcome to blogs on Visual Studio Marketplace

  Marketplace is on a mission to energize the developer ecosystem and strengthen the community around Visual Studio family of products, subscriptions and services. We want to be the one place where developers can offer/monetize and find/acquire all the tools they need across any Visual Studio product, and since its launch as Preview back in…

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