Get your bits (Passport login & VSIP registration required) while they're hot off the build machines! The March 2006 CTP of the Visual Studio SDK has hit the web. We've made some pretty significant improvements since last month that are worth checking out. From the VSIP download page:
"The Mar CTP is the next milestone in the drive towards the April 2006 v2 release. This CTP contains updated VS Integration sample and documentation content, including updates to the IronPython end-end integration sample with Intellisense and the beginnings of Winform designer integration, updated C# and C++ Editor Reference samples, new examples ( CustomSearchProvider, RegExLanguageService ), addition of Package.Shell and Package.LanguageService MPF source code, and signed VSTA bits to round out the major updates."
Yes, you heard right. With this release, we've begun adding Windows Forms Designer support to the IronPython project system. And yes, we've included the Managed Package Framework source code.
However, in the spirit of openness, there are two gotchas with these:
As always, please check out this latest release and send us feedback. You can contact me directly via this blog, or you can file bugs on the MSDN Product Feedback center. Thanks for your continued interest in extending Visual Studio!!!