The VSCmdShell 1.0 is now available as a Shared Source release on CodePlex.

High-level features include

  • Hosting of Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe) and Windows PowerShell in a Visual Studio tool window
  • Extensibility support to host other shells within VSCmdShell
  • Customization options presented under Tools – Options – Power Toys

Kudos to Bertan for porting the 2003 VSCmdShell Power Toy to work on Visual Studio 2005 and throwing in some additional functionality.