V3S - VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog for VS v2.1.0 + Crack
How V3S increases HDL coding productivity
What is V3S?
V³S is an extension for Microsoft's most excellent Visual Studio. It enables programmers to use Visual Studio as code editor for VHDL (and Verilog/SystemVerilog) projects. Following the rich feature set of the C# programming language, V3S offers many useful functions for efficiently coding in VHDL (or Verilog/SystemVerilog).
Type less, gain more, refactorize
V3S tightly integrates into Visual Studio and offers all features that one expects from a cutting-edge Integrated Development Environment. Refactorizatoin, code completion/autocomplete, smart indentation, and extended snippets (templates) are only some examples that will bring your coding efficiency to the next level.
Early error detection
Syntactic- and semantic error checks are performed while you are typing, thus allowing you to correct syntactic and most semantic errors on the fly - without the need to incorporate your synthesis tool. You don't have to switch between applications, therefore saving considerable time.
Large HDL projects are not as structured and well-arranged as with object-oriented programming languages. V3S offers many features for quickly navigating the code-base. Simply go to a symbol's definition with just one keystroke, use the handy navigation bar to jump to different design modules, or find all references for a quick overview of symbol usage.
Quickinfo is your friend
Large projects tend to have many different types, signals and constants. Looking up a types or a constant values will consume an enormous amount of your precious time. V3S provides Quickinfo - just hover the cursor over a symbol. You'll get a pop-up containing type definitions and default values, automatic number conversion and even simple expression evaluation.
Import existing projects
If you already have existing HDL projects, e.g., for the Altera Quartus or the Xilinx ISE/Vivado Software Suite, you can simply use the New Project Wizard to import your project into Visual Studio. For a quick start, I also offer a Hello World and a Sample Project, both of which can be created with just a few clicks.