The Crownpeak Desktop Connection Extension is optimized for use with Visual Studio 2017, 2019.
It supports creating and editing templates using Crownpeak's C# and Classic API. The extension also provides tools for bulk binary file uploads and searching templates.
For those users still using Visual Studio 2015, please see this link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=devcpr.CrownpeakDesktopConnection2015
See http://developer.crownpeak.com/Tools/VSCDC/index.html for details.