You can now download the automation samples for Visual Studio 2005 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/code/automation/default.aspx. This package includes samples updated to use the new VS 2005 .addin mechanism, new samples for 2005, and many of the old samples were ported to be written in C#, J#, VB, C++/ATL, and C++/CLR.

Because of some problems, the tool GenerateIconData has been moved to the Visual Studio Extensibility tools web site at http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/vsexttools.