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Welcome to the VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility) Team blog. The VSX Developer Center web site is at http://msdn.com/vsx with the VS SDK download, documentation, news, resources, community references, and more.

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    The VSX Team Blog Is Moving!

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    We aren’t going away -- we’re just moving to a better home. To give you even more news, articles, and walkthroughs on Visual Studio, the VSX Team blog is moving to become part of The Visual Studio Blog .  As part of The Visual Studio Blog , we’ll...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 SDK are available on the download center!

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    The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 bits went live this morning for everyone! You can get access to all our Beta 2 products from the following website: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx The SDK is also available from that location...
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    Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 just released moments ago! After taking a lot of feedback, suggestions, and fixing a ton of bugs, along with improving the performance, we just released a solid Beta 2. MSDN subscribers will be able to download Beta 2 today...
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    Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 Readme

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    Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 Supplemental Readme The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Documentation is available here . The DSL Tools for Beta 2 is available here . This posting contains additional readme and known issues about the Visual Studio 2010...
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    How do I convert my Beta 1 VSIX manifest to Beta 2?

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    We received a lot of feedback from the community and other developers about the Extension Manager VSIX manifest and made some changes in Beta 2. Some of the changes included: Making the schema less strict so elements don't need to be in a particular...
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    New Editor Samples for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

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    Chris Granger, one of our Visual Studio Editor Program Managers just posted some more Editor goodies on code gallery. Here’s a quick wrap up of the samples and walkthrough that just got posted: Editor Extension Hands On Lab This lab takes you...
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    How do I create and share a template on the Visual Studio Gallery?

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    One of the questions we've been getting from developers is, "How do I build a project or item template?" Our Dev lead, Pedro Silva put together four great blogs on how to create, build, and share your template on the Visual Studio Gallery. Creating...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK Documentation is now available!

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    The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK documentation just got released! You can access it from here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb166441(VS.100).aspx There's still a lot more to cover but this set of docs will get you started with what...
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    Tangible T4 Editor for VS 2010 Beta 2

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    The Tangible T4 Editor is now available for VS 2010 Beta 2. Try out the T4 Editor when working with your VS 2010 DSLs. You can download the T4 Editor from the Visual Studio Gallery or look for it in the Extension Manager Online tab.
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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1 is now available!

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    The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1 has just shipped and is available for download! If you're interested in Domain Specific Languages and want to use tools to build your own DSLs, download it and try it out. You will need the Visual Studio...
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    Announcing the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1

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    I'm excited to announce the availability of the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 ! The Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 provides the tools and templates necessary to build your own extensions to Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. The SDK will allow you to create...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Start Page Customization

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    My name is Adrian Collier and I am the Program Manager responsible for the Start Page in the Visual Studio. One of the coolest things we can do in this release is to create custom start pages using WPF. This post details how to get up and running with...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

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    We shipped Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1! The Beta 1 bits shipped on MSDN yesterday and will be available for general consumption Wednesday morning. You'll be able to get more information about Visual Studio 2010 and the download locations here our...
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    The Visual Studio 10 CTP VPC expired! What should I do?

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    A couple of months ago, we unveiled Visual Studio 10 at several conferences and provided attendees a copy of a VPC with Visual Studio 10. We also made the CTP available here . Thanks to a lot of partners, customers, and hobbyists, we got a ton of great...
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    Happy New Year

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    Happy New Year! Our team blog has been quiet recently mainly with several changes on our team and vacations but we'll all be back January 5th, ready for a new year, and ready to continue making extending Visual Studio easier for all our customers....
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    DSL Tools Lab is now on Code Gallery

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    We've received feedback that there's sometime not enough or too much information out there for learning how to extend Visual Studio. One of the ways we want to help is to start consolidating a lot of that information and have tutorials and easy starting...
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    Visual Studio 2010 CTP is available!

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    We unveiled a glimpse of the Visual Studio 2010 new features at the Professional Developer's Conference last week. If you were unable to attend, you can download the Visual Studio 2010 Customer Technology Preview from here . The CTP is quite big, it's...
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    Russian Integrated and Isolated Shells for Visual Studio 2008

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    The localization team in Visual Studio have been hard at work adding a new localized language to the suite of languages that Visual Studio Supports. I'm proud to annouce that the Russian edition of Visual Studio has just been released which includes a...
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    VSX Talk at the PDC

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    I just got the session info for Tim Wagner's talk at the PDC next week. Tim is our development manager on the VS Platform team. We're all pretty excited about this talk and I promise you won't be disappointed by the content that will be presented. ...
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    Conference Videos, PDC, and Tech Ed

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    Hi Everyone, Sorry for the delay but the videos from our VSX Developer Conference last month are now up on Channel 9! The session list has direct links to the talk so for those who missed our conference or want to take a second look at the talks, check...
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    Thanks for an amazing conference!

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    On behalf of the Visual Studio Extensibility team, we want to thank everyone for attending our Visual Studio Extensibility Developer conference. It was an amazing week which went off without a hitch due to a ton of planning and coordination by Anthony...
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    VSX Conference next week, VSX on Code Gallery Update...

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    We are less than a week away from the VSX Developer Conference. We are all geared up for it and we will have a great conference. Ken Levy just made a post on his blog this morning about 10 Reasons to attend the VSX DevCon 2008 . If you have any colleagues...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released!

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    The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released! Woo hoo!!! We've been spending a lot of time the last few months getting this out the door so we're all pretty excited about this release. The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 compliments the Service Pack...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Now Available

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    Yesterday, we posted the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. The download links are below: Downloads Visual Studio 2008 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation...
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    Enabling Add-ins in your Isolated VS Shell

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    There are two things that are verified when your VS Shell validates if an add-in can be loaded or not.  The first one is the name of the Shell application and the second one is the version of this application.  Usually, the name of the application...
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