Publishing a Visual Studio extension via command line

Microsoft not so recently added support for publishing Visual Studio extensions to the marketplace via a command line interface called vsixpublisher

It’s no coincidence they tweeted me upon releasing the feature, as I’d been pestering them for a very long time to make it happen.

The walk-through I linked to will get you going, but might not get you all the way there. If you run into trouble trying to get it to work, here’s a reference implementation that might help:

I have an appveyor build that runs automatically, anytime someone pushes code to the master branch. Here’s how I configured the build to version, package, and publish the vsix to the marketplace. 

Last, but not least, the end result: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=thealexdresko.HomeSeerTemplates2

I hope that helps someone who wants to get started using vsixpublisher. let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try to help.