For a while now, I’ve been using Bing Code Search in Visual Studio, and recently Microsoft did a rather substantial update where they combined the extension with the Visual Studio Sample Browser and created the Bing Developer Assistant.
It has three core components:
- It extends IntelliSense, giving you suggestions on how to use the code you are working with.
- It has the features of the sample browser, so you can find code samples and snippets easily via the toolbar.
- Offline search, so the other plugins will work even if you’re offline if you have samples downloaded.