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  • Blog Post: VS Package Wizard updated in next CTP

    The Visual Studio Package wizard that is part of the VS SDK has been updated for the VS SDK 2006-06 CTP. The update includes: The generated editors now match up to the new Single View Editor reference samples for both C++ and C#. The code generated for C++ has been cleaned up so that it matches...
  • Blog Post: Integrating an SDK into Visual Studio 2005

    The VS SDK 2006-06 CTP will include a new sample that demonstrates integrating a SDK into VS (i.e. it's a sample SDK). Thw sample SDK will: Show how to use a property sheet provide to configure a VC project to be aware of a SDK. Show the use of the Help Integration Wizard to create a MSM from a...
  • Blog Post: VSL Deep Dive Slidedeck

    Attached to this post is the slidedeck from the VSL Deep Dive presentation I did last Monday at the April VSIP Dev Lab here in Redmond.
  • Blog Post: Sample Code Size Comparison (part 2): C++ vs. C#

    Sample Code Size Comparison (part 2): C++ vs. C# Follows is the data I previously posted here , with the addition of the new Single View Editor Reference samples: Code Lines Comment Lines Characters Semi-colons Functions Feature equivalent ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Library (aka VSL): Guiding Principles

    This the second post in my VSL blog series that began with this post . The design of VSL is guided by the following principles: Minimize coupling Avoid feature creep Exploit the C++ language and the Visual C++ compiler Facilitate unit testing Re-use without obstruction Responsive...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Library (aka VSL): What it is

    The Visual Studio Library, which I will hereafter refer to as VSL, is a C++ source code library whose purpose is to simplify creating a Visual Studio Integration Package (VS Package) that ships in the Visual Studio SDK, which I will hereafter refer to as the VS SDK. Like WTL, VSL is distributed solely...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Library aka VSL

    As I sit here repeatedly waiting for the unit test for the C++ Single View Editor (the new scrubbed version of BscEdt) to build, I looked back through my blog posts after I joined the VS SDK team last July, and noticed that I've that I haven’t really blogged about Visual Studio Library (aka VSL) very...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-12 CTP Now Available!

    The Visual Studio Platform SDK 2005-12 Community Technical Preview is now available here . Wit this release VSL has been expanded to include mock interfaces for nearly all Visual Studio Platform interfaces . Numerous improvements have been made to the VSL infrastructure for mock objects as well. For...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-12 CTP: includes C++ mock interfaces for Visual Studio Platform interfaces

    The December CTP of the VS SDK, which has not yet available for downloading as of this posting, includes mock interfaces for nearly all Visual Studio Platform interfaces , as well as numerous changes to the VSL infrastructure for mock objects. The changes to the VSL infrastructure where necessitated...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-10 RTM Now Available!

    Visual Studio SDK 2005-10 RTM is now available for download at http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/affiliate/downloadFiles.aspx . This the correct version of the VS SDK to utilize with Visual Studio 2005 RTM . I have also posted a forum topic Official VSL feedback and suggestions thread on the Visual...
  • Blog Post: No VS SDK 2005-10 CTP

    In my last post , I said a we should be releasing the VS SDK 2005-10 CTP shortly. We will not be releasing the VS SDK 2005-10 CTP externally, as we just realized that recent changes in files that we pick-up from Visual Studio 2005, have changed such that they will not be compatible with the last RC of...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK September sprint nearly complete

    We have nearly completed our September sprint (yes, it's October and we are not done yet, we started out extermely overbooked for the month sprint, and even after extensive cutting, never got caught up). Once complete we will release the VS SDK 2005-10 CTP , which will effectively be the RC for the first...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005 CTP compatiablity with VS 2005 RC

    The Visual Studio SDK 2005 September (2005-09) Community Tech Preview is compatible* with the Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate. The VS SDK 2005-09 CTP can be downloaded from http://www.vsipdev.com/downloads/vsseptemberctp.aspx . * - Note that we did not do as an exhaustive test pass with that...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK C++ Reference Sample Progress and VSL Docs

    The C++ Services Reference Sample is nearly complete , with scenario testing, adhoc testing, a few unit tests, and some additional comments still being needed. I'm going to swap back to the C++ Tool Window Reference Sample and see about getting the persisted tool window portion of the sample straightened...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-09 CTP Now Available

    The Visual Stuido SDK 2005-09 Community Tech Preview is now available at http://www.vsipdev.com/downloads/ . This VS SDK CTP is compatible with the Visual Studio 2005 August CTP (but not Beta 2). Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: VSL and C++ Reference Sample Progress

    The C++ Package and Menu and Commands Reference Samples have been coded , and scenario test development is in progress for those samples. The Visual Studio Library aka VSL now provides IVsPackageImpl, IVsInstalledProductImpl, and IOleCommandTargetImpl . Work on the C++ Tool Window Reference Sample...
  • Blog Post: New and improved VS SDK download page

    The VS SDK download page has been redesigned to better communicate the differences between the various released of the VS SDK (i.e. the old VSIP SDK vs the new VS SDK, a Community Tech Preview (CTP) vs. an official release, etc) and provide increased transparency by publishing our sprint backlog and...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-08 Released!

    The Visual Studio SDK 2005-08 Community Tech Preview was just released to the web for your integration pleasure. Follows is the readme included with the VS SDK 2005-08 Community Tech Preview: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SDK Readme What’s New The SDK is undergoing a complete reorganization...
  • Blog Post: Q&A availability of VS SDK matching PDC VS bits

    The following question was posted by Marc: " Do you have any plans regarding the PDC? As I understand it, we'll get the (latest) VS2k5 bits at PDC -- will we have an matching SDK ? ". The answer to question #1 is that we are sending some folks to speak at PDC about Visual Studio as a Platform (Visual...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-09 Sprint Planning Complete

    Today we completed the planning for our August sprint, which translates to the VS SDK 2005-09 potential release , since we name the release after the month it will be available in rather the month it was developed in. Barring any scheduling errors, unforeseen fires, or gross under-estimations, we are...
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-08 sprint complete

    We just completed our sprint review, and all systems are go. The latest Visual Studio 2005 SDK has been forward to our product manager and should be available on the VSIP site shortly (possibly not until Monday or Tuesday though, since it is 4:21pm on a Friday here in Redmond).
  • Blog Post: VS SDK 2005-08 milestone almost complete

    Today the final test pass for the VS SDK 2005-08 milestone was kicked off , so we will shortly determine if the VS SDK 2005-08 will be released as a Community Tech Preview (CTP) or not. We are using the SCRUM methodology here on the VS SDK team, so we are now calling milestones 'sprints' , and it is...
  • Blog Post: Onward to the VS SDK!

    At the beginning of May I started transitioning to my new role as a developer on the Visual Studio SDK team (previously known the Visual Studio Integration Program team) in the Visual Studio Core group from my old role as a developer on the VC++ for Devices team in the Visual Studio for Devices group...
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