Aaron Marten

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March, 2004

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    Help my Help!!!

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    As was mentioned in one of the comments on this blog and in the VSIP Extras Beta newsgroup, there is a problem with installing the VSIP Extras help files. If you have VS, MSDN, & VSIP (w/Extras) installed on a non-system drive, you may notice that...
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    VSIP EXTRAS IS RELEASED

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    VSIP EXTRAS IS RELEASED In addition, we've also launched a new section on MSDN devoted to Visual Studio extensibility called the “Visual Studio Extensibility Center” . You can go there for information on how to download VSIP and VSIP Extras...
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    VSIP Help Filter

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    I suppose this isn't really a VSIP specific thing, but I think it's a helpful thing to point out to VSIP developers. One of the things I really like in VS .NET's help system are the filters. I write most of my code in C#, so it's nice to be able to pull...
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    Creating Packages with VSIP Extras

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    If you're a VSIP developer, you're probably anticipating the final release of VSIP Extras (currently in beta). Not only can you write packages in C# (or any other .NET language for that matter), but we've even given you a wizard to get all the messy code...
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    That's our final proffer

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    In reading a lot of VSIP documentation (especially about services....see previous entry ), I kept noticing the word “proffer” is scattered all over. For those of you who ever wondered what it means (since it doesn't seem to be a common American...
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    Serve it Up!

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    If you've read any of the introductory material to VSIP (see below), you've undoubtedly come across the concept of services. A package can offer a service to itself and to other packages running inside the Visual Studio shell. If you're using the VSIP...
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    The Doctor is In

    Have you ever heard of Dr. GUI ? There's a new doctor in the house. Meet Dr. Ex ! He's around to help with anything in the Visual Studio Extensibility world including macros, add-ins, or even VSIP questions.
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    Getting Started with VSIP

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    So you've decided to write a package for Visual Studio .NET. Congratulations! Now what? Getting started with VSIP is not the easiest task in the world, but here are some things you can do and read to get you started. Head over to the VSIP Homepage...
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    Would you like fries with that?

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    Do you have a great idea for an article, blog entry, sample, etc...that would help you out with writing packages? What do you find the most difficult or frustrating about VSIP and what can Microsoft do to make your experience better? We would love to...
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