Aaron Marten

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    Where can I get flex & bison?

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    One of the most common requests I see on the VS extensibility newsgroup (and in my Inbox) is "where can I get a version of flex and bison that will work with the VSIP Language Wizard"? Here is how I recommend you set up your machine if you plan on writing...
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    Coming soon to a package near you

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    Now that the summer is over officially (it's back around 55°F here in Seattle ), it's time to get back to work. J For those of you who still haven’t taken a sneak peek at the features coming to VSIP in 2005 by downloading the Beta SDK, here is a preview...
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    Somasegar on VSIP

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    The vice president heading up the Developer Division here at Microsoft, S. Somasegar , has a blog entry about VSIP .
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    Extensibility Chat Transcript

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    This is a bit of old news, but in case you missed it, the transcript for the Visual Studio 2005 Extensibility chat has been posted on MSDN. Enjoy! (Link fixed on 10/24/04)
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    Visual Studio 2005 Extensibility Chat Tomorrow!

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    There will be a web chat with some members of the Visual Studio team tomorrow afternoon . Please join us if you can!! From the description: “Add-ins, macros, and packages - oh my! Join members of the Visual Studio team for a discussion on the things...
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    VSIP SDK 2005 Beta 1

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    This is a bit of old news, but definitely worth the mention. You can now download the VSIP SDK 2005 Beta 1 from the Visual Studio Extensibility Center . Now that VS 2005 has hit Beta 1, I plan on blogging about some of the new VSIP features in the coming...
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    C is for cookie, that's good enough for me

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    Hmm, I've been slacking off a bit on the blog, haven't I. Oh well, time to delve back into another VSIP lesson. In addition to package loading and getting/calling services provided by the environment and other packages, cookies are also a pretty important...
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    Express Products

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    There have been a ton of people blogging about these today, and I wanted to join the choir. I would highly encourage you to go check out the new Express line of Visual Studio products that we're releasing. You can also go there to get more information...
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    Visual Studio as a Platform

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    One of the quotes I picked up on from this recent article on eWeek was "...Microsoft is really putting lots of effort into making Visual Studio .Net a third-party platform..." This is certainly true and I think a platform is really the right way to think...
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    CTC Files and Package Delay Loading

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    VSIP Extras certainly does a lot to help out with moving into the managed code world for package writers, but it seems that you still can't escape native code entirely. One of the things you may notice if you use the package wizard is that even when you...
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    CoverageEye

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    This tool has been out for a few months now from Microsoft UK, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention. CoverageEye is a free tool to gather code coverage data on your .NET assemblies. Code coverage is one of the best ways to ensure that you're executing...
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    The Oracle says...

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    In case you didn't see the press release, it was announced today that Oracle is the latest VSIP partner !
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    It's What's For Dinner

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    Mmmmm.....smell those features. Some of the members of the VS Extensibility team will be at TechEd this week and will be holding a feature cook-off. Basically, they will code whatever macro, add-in, or VSIP package you'd like to see [within reason of...
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    CTC Colorizing

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    After releasing his recent managed resource editor for VS .NET 2003, Gaston Milano has done it again. This time, he has developed a CTC colorizer you can use when editing CTC files. Way to go Gaston!
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    Creating Packages with VSIP Extras (Part 2)

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    Continuing from last time ... Most of the interesting stuff in the wizard generated package is in the VsPkg.cs file. You may notice that it contains a class that inherits from the Package class (more on this later) and has several attributes associated...
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    Managed Resource Editor using VSIP Extras

    Gaston Milano has released a managed resource editor using the final release of VSIP Extras. Nice work Gaston! This is an awesome tool!
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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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