Instant Feature Builder is a personal project I built to see if I could make a drag/drop experience for Visual Studio that built simple (non-modeling/non-menu-exposing) Feature Extensions that would run on VS Pro (and above) and target
VS Pro (and above).
If you've ever wanted to package a project/solution/item template with documentation and links to related websites, you've found the right tool: The Instant Feature Builder.
Add document files, text files containing URLs, project/item templates and build... out the other end comes a VSIX that delivers your templates and documents within Visual Studio.
Note: You must install the Visual Studio SDK to build Feature Extensions.
The VSSDK is not required for end-users, just authors.
Update: Current Version is 2.0 with a bug fix uploaded on 6-Jul-2011
To see a video walkthrough, or learn about the full Feature Builder Power Tool, visit
For any issues related to the full Feature Builder Power Tool or the Feature Extension Runtime, please visit the
Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling Tools Forum