This dashboard widget allows you to track your extension’s downloads, ratings and downloads/day right from the VSTS/TFS dashboard!


  • Track downloads/ratings of any extension - Visual Studio, VSTS/TFS extensions, and also Visual Studio Code extensions.
  • Know how many users downloaded your extension today.
  • Track the average rating and along with total number of ratings your extension has received.


Add to Dashboard

  1. Follow the steps explained here and select Extension Download Monitor widget.


  1. Browse to extension page in Visual Studio Marketplace.
  2. Look for itemName=value in the url as highlighted in screenshot below.


  3. Get the itemname for your extension. For example item name is onlyutkarsh.ExportImportBuildDefinition in the above screenshot.
  4. Paste that in the Item Name text box in the configuration.

Other Options

  1. The extension supports 2 sizes (1x1 and 2x1).
  2. You can also select color for the widget from various available colors.


Report Issues

Found an issue or want to suggest a feature? Add it as issue here.

About author
Utkarsh Shigihalli
Utkarsh Shigihalli
Utkarsh is passionate about software development and has experience in the areas of Azure, Azure DevOps, C# and TypeScript. Over the years he has worked as an architect, independent consultant and manager in many countries including India, United States, Netherlands and United Kingdom. He is a Microsoft MVP and has developed numerous extensions for Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and Azure DevOps.
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