Aaron Marten

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    IronPython for ASP.NET

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    Mahesh from the IronPython team has just announced the release of IronPython for ASP.NET (CTP) . I had the opportunity to see the team give a dry run of their presentation for TechEd Europe this morning along with some demos of the CTP. What they showed...
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    Where have all the Powertoys gone?

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    If you download our November 2006 CTP, you may notice that the powertoys are no longer included. They are now available as a separate free download here and have been rebranded as the "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 IDE Enhancements". This installer includes...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK - Version 4 November 2006 CTP Available

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    We've just posted the November 2006 CTP version of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4 . This release is only being posted on vsipmembers.com, so you'll need to login to get it. Go check it out and be sure to send us feedback and suggestions. We love...
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    VSIP / VS SDK @ TechEd Europe 2006

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    In case you're fortunate enough to be going to TechEd Europe 2006, be sure to check out the various partners and presentations related to extending Visual Studio while you're there! I won't be present in Barcelona, but several other members of the Visual...
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    From Redmond With Love

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    In case you haven't heard yet, IE7 officially shipped a few days ago as did Mozilla Firefox 2.0 . Apparently, this time, the IE team sent a congratulations cake to Mozilla for releasing Firefox 2 instead of the, uh, "gift" that Microsoft sent when...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK - Version 4 Planning

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    Allen has posted the current product backlog that we are hoping to accomplish for the Version 4 version of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK which should release by the end of 2006 (with only one CTP this time around). Please take a look and let us know as soon...
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    Visual Studio SDK Documentation Wiki

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    Paul Cornell (VSSDK Documentation Manager) has just announced that like much of the other MSDN content, the Visual Studio SDK documentation is now wiki-enabled . This means that you can append comments/suggestions/gotchas on to the VSSDK help as well...
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    Open the Floodgates!

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    When I first became involved with the Visual Studio SDK team back in summer 2003, the VSIP SDK was something that was only briefly mentioned on websites and books as something you could use to provide deep integration into Visual Studio. It was treated...
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    IronPython 1.0 has shipped!

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    As has been announced all over the Internet, the IronPython team shipped their 1.0 release this past week. As a big fan and user of IronPython, let simply say Congratulations to the team! For all those times where there was some new .NET API or class...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK Documentation now available online

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    Paul Cornell (the Documentation Manager for the VSSDK) has more details posted on his blog . Formerly, the documentation required for writing a VSPackage was only availble as offline documentation when you install the SDK. Now, you will be able to...
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    Two More VSSDK Bloggers to mention...

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    Just thought I'd quickly mention two more VSSDK bloggers to add to your RSS reader: Patrice Pelland has been on the VSSDK team close to a year and is largely responsible for much of the work around the Sample Browser and has published a few of the VSSDK...
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    Managed Language Tools in Visual Studio 2005 SDK

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    In the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 3 , we've included a toolset which should be of value to you if you've ever considered integrating a language into Visual Studio using C#. In the past, if you wanted to do this it was up to you to "wire-up" your...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK - August 2006 CTP now available

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    http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/downloads/69/UserFileDownload.ashx Some of the new features include: New Powertoys (Extensibility Explorer, VC++ Snippet Support, SuperDiff) Enhancements to IronPython web integration RDT Explorer Sample...
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    Powertoys in the VSSDK

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    I received an email asking for a little more information on what exactly the Event Toaster Powertoy is and does. First, a little background information... What gets installed with the Visual Studio SDK? When you download and run the VSSDK install...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK - July 2006 CTP now available for download

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    http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/downloads/66/UserFileDownload.ashx Some highlights of this CTP: More progress on IronPython web projects support Updated IronPython.dll (integrated around IronPython 1.0 - Beta 8) Call Browser Library Manager...
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    More VSSDK Channel 9 Content and new URL

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    Some members of the VSSDK team (namely Patrice Pelland and Anthony Cangialosi) have been working on getting some screencasts up onto Channel 9. These are excellent if you're just getting started with using the VSSDK and need some advice on next steps...
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    AllenD : VS SDK on Vista

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    Allen has just posted some good tips on using the Visual Studio SDK on Windows Vista .
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    Visual Studio SDK on Channel 9!

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    Obviously saving the best for last before he ventures out from Microsoft , Scoble and the Channel 9 folks came by recently to chat with Phil Taylor about the Visual Studio 2005 SDK . It's an excellent introduction to some of the things you can do with...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK - June 2006 CTP Available

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    Download the Visual Studio 2005 SDK – June 2006 CTP (Free Registration required) Some of the new highlights of this release: IronPython Web Site and Web Application Projects Because IronPython does not support ASP.NET, there is not...
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    IronRuby - Visual Studio Integration

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    Wilco Bauwer has been working for several months on an implementation of the Ruby language that targets the CLR. This past weekend, thanks to the Visual Studio SDK, he managed to get some integration with Visual Studio up and running. ( Screenshot ) Nice...
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    More Visual Studio Extensibility samples....

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    Think that samples of extending Visual Studio through the VSIP interfaces only exist in the VSSDK? Nope. One of our expert VSIP support folks, Ed Dore, posted some additional samples that he's created over the years. At present there are four samples...
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    'Consolas' font for Visual Studio 2005

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    Sean Laberee on the Visual Studio editor team posted that you can now download a new font called Consolas that was designed to be a programmer's font. I have been using this on my machine for a few weeks now and I love it.
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    Visual Studio Extensibility Contest

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    You can win up to $5000 in the recently announced Visual Studio Extensibility Contest ! Additionally, your winning addin or VSPackage will be featured on MSDN. If you have a great idea for adding a new feature to Visual Studio, this is a great opportunity...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 2 has Shipped!!!!

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    You can download the SDK here . This is the second release of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK (version one was in November 2005). From the download description: "The April v2 RTM is the next milestone in the VS 2005 SDK. This RTM release contains updated VS...
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    Line Separators in the VS Core Editor

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    During the VSIP Developer Lab that was held here in Redmond last week, I investigated a quick question for GrafX about how to put line separators in the editor. If you don't know what I mean, open up a Visual Basic project, and create a file with 2 VB...
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