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    Hook Custom adapters to VSTA pipeline

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    We have seen how we can use the VSTA provided pipeline to load add-ins and enable various scenarios. There may be some cases when we want to extend the existing VSTA pipeline to enable new kind of contracts, to allow any of our custom types to cross the...
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    IEntryPoint or IExtendedEntryPoint

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    If you see the definition of the two interfaces defined in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.v9.0.dll you would notice that IExtendedEntryPoint is derived from IEntryPoint. In most of the host add-in applications add-in is the consumer...
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    Details of Integration

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    We saw in the earlier posts how simple it is to enable an application to load add-ins and enjoy all the benefits that come with loosely coupled usage of the host object model. CLR Add-In framework is the base for implementation of VSTA 2.0. Refer to blogs...
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    Exposing a service through an Add-In

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    In the previous post we did a walkthrough on how to do simple runtime integration with VSTA 2.0. In this post we would see if how the sample can be modified to support a scenario where an Add-In exposes a service and another Add-In consumes it. I modified...
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    A simple VSTA 2.0 runtime integration

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    VSTA 2.0 is quick and easy way to build and deploy add-ins for host applications. You could refer to summit website to see how you could get your own copy of VSTA 2.0 SDK. http://www.summsoft.com Going forward I assume you have the latest bits of VSTA...
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    The Start!

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    Welcome to the blog!! I am a dev on VSTA team (Visual Studio Tools For Applications). I would not only try to use this blog as a instrument to share my insights about VSTA but also try to share any other useful information that could solve a problem out...
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