You can now download the automation samples for Visual Studio 2005 at 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