James @ MS

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August, 2007

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    VS 2008 SDK August CTP released!

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    Our team just released the VS 2008 SDK August CTP late yesterday. This is very similar to the July CTP that we posted a week ago, but with some very small, targeted bug fixes that address two of the three key issues I brought up in my previous post in...
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    How to build a package for VS Shell

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    I said I would follow up with a post on how to build a VS Package that targets the VS Shell, so here it is. Creating a VSPackage for the isolated Shell is a little different than the other two scenarios because you will also need to create your own stub...
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    VS Shell Customization Points

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    Following up on my last post about VS Shell workarounds with the current VS SDK, I wanted to make a post about the customizations that you can do with the VS Shell. Most of these are done through the <projectname>.pkdef file that gets generated...
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    Building VS Shell with VS 2008 SDK July CTP

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    Since we shipped the VS SDK July CTP a couple of days ago, we have discovered a couple of issues that makes building your own VS Shell not as easy as we had hoped. I wanted to document all these issues and the workarounds here to unblock anyone who is...
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    Important workaround for VS 2008 SDK July CTP for building VS Shell!

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    Yesterday, we released the VS 2008 SDK that targets the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio. You can read all the details on our team blog . One of the most exciting things about this release is the ability for customers to build the VS Shell (isolated mode...
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