In Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, you can easily manage all
your extensions and easily can set up your development environment with required
extensions. By sign-in to visual studio, Roaming Extension Manager keeps track
of all your favorite extensions and creates a synchronized
list in the cloud. Because it maintains synchronized extension list in the cloud, you can access all your favorite
extensions from anywhere just by sign-in to Visual Studio 2017.
To find all your extensions, open Microsoft Visual Studio
2017 => Tools => Select Extensions & Updates => Select Roaming
Extension Manager as shown below.
Here you can find all extensions you install on your login
machine. From these, you can create your
Roaming list to make it available in the cloud. Each extension belongs one of
these three statuses; those are Roamed
icon Roamed, Roamed & Installed icon Roamed & Installed, and Installed
Roamed icon Roamed: This
status means an extension that belongs to your Roaming list, but not installed
on your machine. You can install the extension just by clicking on the Download
button. It displays as with icon . An extension which belongs to
this status displays as shown below.
Here “Developer Assistant” belongs to Roamed icon Roamed
status. You can install this just by
clicking on Download button. Even you can delete this from roaming list by clicking
on “Stop Roaming” button.
Installed icon Roamed & Installed: An extension that belongs to Roaming
list and installed on your machine has this status. This status displays as .
As shown above, Live Unit Testing Package extension has this
status, and by clicking on “Stop Roaming”
button, you can remove an extension from
the roaming list.
Installed: This status denotes an extension installed
on this machine but not belongs to Roaming list. This status displays with icon.
Here Microsoft Office 365 API Tools extension installed on this particular machine but not belongs to Roaming list. To add it to
Roaming list just click on “Start Roaming” button.
When you download and install any new extension, by default, it added it to your Roaming list which
provides access from any machine.