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One issue I've found with VSIX, and YMMV because it really depends on how you use it, but let's say you have some sourcecode that is generated by a tool as part of your build process.

With a CLI you can copy the tool into your source directories somewhere, and reference that. That way anyone who copies your sourcetree can rebuild the project (including the the custom build steps that invoke your tool)

With a VSIX extension that doesn't work. First, they're huge, so copying it to a sourcetree folder is not necessarily feasible. Second, and perhaps more importantly, they need to be installed. The upshot of that is another developer cannot build your sourcecode without running an installer first.

That's why I'm heavily in favor of a CLI for build tasks in visual studio. For other VS productivity tools, that may not be my preference.

Just my $0.02
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