The Settings Store Explorer extension adds a tool window for viewing and editing the Visual Studio Settings Store. It's like the Windows Registry Editor, but for Visual Studio's internal settings.
This preview works with Visual Studio 2022 Preview. Please go here to download the stable version.
Note: This extension collects and transmits anonymized usage statistics to the extension author for product improvement purposes.
Access the Settings Store Explorer from the View menu. It's under "View > Other Windows >Settings Store Explorer":
Or you can find it in "Quick search":
The Tool Window has two panels. The left hand panel shows four trees: Config, User, Remote and Roaming. Each tree is a hierarchical collection of sub-collections and properties. The properties are shown in the right hand panel.
Modifying (editing) settings
If you've used the Windows Registry editor (Regedit), this should be familiar.
You can edit a property of the User or Remote trees by double-clicking it in the right-hand pane. Note that you cannot edit values or collections under the Config or Roaming trees because they are read-only.
A new sub-collection or values can be created by right-clicking on a collection.
New properties can be created in a collection by right-clicking in a blank area of the right-hand panel.
A collection or property can be renamed by pressing F2.
A collection or property can be deleted by pressing Delete.
Pressing F5 refreshes the view.
If you find a bug in this extension or have a feature request, please visit https://github.com/pharring/SettingsStoreExplorer to file an issue.