I would describe this add-in as “External Tools on Steroids“, but Richard, from PocketNerd explains it in more detail below. - Josh


I first built the tool a couple of years ago so that i could add my own functionality to the IDE. As it was quite painful trying to get something into the IDE, i decided to make PocketProd - which is really a way of quickly adding functionality to any part of VS.NET. The aim of the tool is to make it easy to add supporting tools to the IDE – the tools that are added during installation such as the Security or XML tools are really just simple examples.

http://www.pocketnerd.net/PocketProd/ASPX/Home.aspx?documentID=531D8580-B26E-4AAD-9046-A44BD6F31D3B

So, from within PocketProd you can add your own functionality to context menus, toolbars etc. You can see this in four examples where: