This is an extension that provides a tool window within Visual Studio that provides you with the ability to Base64 encode (or decode) text. Instead of bouncing out to your favorite web browser to encode/decode your data, you can do it from the comfort of the Visual Studio IDE!
Installing the Extension
You have a few options for installing this extension.
- Clone this repository, compile the code and run the resulting VSIX file that is generated.
- The latest version of this extension can be installed from the Visual Studio Marketplace here.
- Within Visual Studio, click on Tools then Extensions and Updates..., search for "Base64" and select and install the Base64 Encode/Decode extension.
Using the Base64 Encode/Decode Tool Window
Once you have installed the extension, click on the View menu, Other Windows and then Base64 Encode/Decode. Once the tool window has been displayed, you can dock the window anywhere you like, just like any other window in Visual Studio.
If desired, you can add a toolbar button to an existing (or new) toolbar for quick access. See the screenshots below for an example of where a toolbar button has been added.