The Crownpeak Desktop Connection 2015 Extension is optimized for use with Visual Studio 2015 and compatible with 2017.
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 with Visual Studio 2019 or 2017, please see this link: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=devcpr.CrownpeakDesktopConnection
See http://developer.crownpeak.com/Tools/VSCDC/index.html for details.