AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio
User Guide

Using the AWS CloudFormation Template Editor for Visual Studio

The Toolkit for Visual Studio includes an AWS CloudFormation template editor and AWS CloudFormation template projects for Visual Studio. The supported features include:

  • Creating new templates (either empty or copied from an existing stack or sample template) using the supplied AWS CloudFormation template project type.

  • Editing templates with automatic JSON validation, auto-completion, code folding, and syntax highlighting.

  • Automatic suggestion of intrinsic functions and resource reference parameters for the field values in your template.

  • Menu items to perform common actions for your template from Visual Studio: deploying the template, estimating the cost of your template, and formatting your template.