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Visual Studio not only boasts a wide variety of tools to improve developer productivity, but it is also extremely extensible so that it can be tailored and customized to serve specifically your needs. In fact, one of the key benefits of Visual Studio 2010 is its improved extensibility story. With an easier deployment experience, more extensive yet simpler extensibility API, and ability to create advanced visuals directly on the Editor’s surface, you can extend Visual Studio more easily and quickly than ever before!
We have many great resources to help you get started with writing Visual Studio extensions:
We hope these resources will be of great help to you. As always, we are happy to hear your feedback. Please comment on this blog post to do so.
Richa Prasad – Program Manager, Visual Studio Project Team
Short Bio: I am a PM on the Visual Studio Project System team. I work on many Project features such as conversion, solution load, references, project properties and others. Prior to joining Microsoft, I was a graduate student at University of Washington.