At Build Day 2 keynote, Microsoft has officially announced Minecraft modding extension for Visual Studio. It simplifies the development of Minecraft mods within Visual Studio.
Minecraft Mod Developer Pack extension (MMDP) is comprised of 3 components:
- MinecraftForge project templates
- A NuGet package that is installed by each template that orchestrates the provisioning build
- A VS editor extension (MEF-based) for Java IntelliSense & Browsing support
This Visual Studio extension can be downloaded from the Visual Studio gallery right now: http://aka.ms/vsminecraft. It supports bothVS 2013 Update 4 and VS 2015 RC.
Find more details here.