Adding a terminal window to Visual Studio 2017

If you are using Visual Studio 2017 and want to have a built-in Terminal window check Whack Whack Terminal extension

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RootSuffix for creating multiple instances of VS with independent settings

To create new instance of Visual Studio with independent settings, please run the following command

devenv /RootSuffix [NameOfNewInstance]

References

  1. Experimental Instance of Visual Studio
  2. Creating multiple Visual Studio “Profiles” with RootSuffixes (great article concerning this topic with additional information about solving an issue with installing an extension directly from a VSIX file into a separate RootSuffix instance)