Open VSIX Gallery

Set up gallery feed

Visual Studio is capable of subscribing to extension feeds, so you will be notified of any updates to extensions found in this gallery. You will only be notified of any updates to extensions that you already have installed.

Get the Open VSIX Gallery extension

To get automatic updates to any of your installed extensions that publishes their nightly builds to this website, simply install the VSIX Gallery - nightly builds extension. The extension just registers the main feed into Visual Studio for you, so you don't have to do it manually. If you want to make any customizations instead, please continue reading.

Choose the right feed

There are several feeds in this gallery you can subscribe to.

The main feed
By subscribing to the main feed you will be notified by Visual Studio whenever any of the extensions in this gallery are updated. The feed contains all extensions available.
Feed per author
Each extension author has their own feed, so you can choose to subsribe to one or more authors' extensions.
Feed for individual extension
If you're only interested in getting updates to specific extensions, then you can subsribe to feeds for that one extension.

Setup

In Visual Studio go to Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Extensions and Updates.

Visual Studio options dialog

Click the Add button and fill in the name and URL fields.

Name: Give it a name you like

URL: Could be the main feed https://vsixgallery.com/feed/

And finally click the Apply button.

That's it. You've now added the nightly feed to Visual Studio and updates will start to show up in Tools -> Extensions and Updates dialog


Extensions and Updates

You can now see the updates coming in to the Tools -> Extensions and Updates dialog.

Visual Studio Extensions and Updates