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  • Blog Post: Building and publishing a Visual Studio 2010 extension walkthrough

    It's always great to see your General Manager excited about a feature you worked on. It's nice to see him mention it in his blog. It's even better when he sits down and writes an entire blog post about your feature! I demo'ed the Extension Manager and SDK to Jason Zander (my boss' boss' boss' boss...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 installer crashes when I click on "Next"

    I updated our Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK readme a few days ago but I wanted to call this out in case someone else ran into this and needed a workaround. Problem: When I try installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK, it crashes when I click Next during the setup process. Reason: This is...
  • Blog Post: Integrated and Isolated Shell for VS 2010 Beta 1

    We quietly shipped the Visual Studio Integrated and Isolated Shells when Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 was released. The shells are still work in progress as we made some changes since VS 2008 SP1. Both shells will have all the new goodness that came with VS 2010 including the WPF UI and feature updates...
  • Blog Post: What is a VSIX?

    The VSIX file is the unit of deployment for a Visual Studio 2010 Extension. Visual Studio will recognize the VSIX extension and install the contents of the file to the right location. A VSIX file is a zip file that uses the Open Packaging Convention . You can rename the .VSIX extension to .ZIP and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Extensibility Forum

    If you have any Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 extensibility questions with the Extension Manager, VSIX, pkgdef files, moving extensions to VS 2010, SDK, or anything related to extending Visual Studio, you can post your questions at our Beta 1 Extensibility forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums...
  • Blog Post: Reference Assistant for Visual Studio 2010

    A few weeks ago, I mentioned the Reference Assistant extension for Visual Studio in my blog . I've been working closely with Darren Stokes to produce a Visual Studio 2010 version. Darren was quickly able to put together a VS 2010 version of his product and has it packaged up as a VSIX file. That means...
  • Blog Post: First few VS 2010 extensions are now available

    One of our Editor Developers (Noah Richards) has uploaded the first and second Visual Studio extension on the new Visual Studio Gallery . The two extensions are a Wiki Classifier that shows .mwiki files in a nice easily readable format inside the VS Editor and a Diff/Patch classifier that handles...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is available (for MSDN subscribers)

    We're live!!! After nearly a year and a half, we've reached another milestone for Visual Studio. The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 bits shipped to MSDN this morning. It'll be more broadly available in a few days once the servers are sync'd up but if you have an MSDN subscription, go ahead and download...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Readme

    Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Supplemental Readme The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Documentation is available here . The DSL Tools for Beta 1 is available here . This posting contains additional readme and known issues about the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 release. These are in addition to...
  • Blog Post: VSX Conference is next week!

    It's been pretty exciting around here as we're getting ready to host our first public VSX conference. Next week will be full of partner activities starting with a two day VSX conference open to the public, followed by two days for VSIP partners, and one final day for our VSIP dev clinics which allow...
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