Two blog links added to the Community Resource sectionTwo developers from Clarius Consulting who are experts in using the VS SDK and VSX in general have been to VSX team blog Community Resource listing:
VSX Team blog highlightsHere is a summary of the highlighted blog entries posted here on the VSX Team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/vsxteam/) as well as various team member blogs over the past month:
VSX CoDe Magazine available this fallThe VSX team is sponsoring an entire Focus issue of CoDe Magazine, owned by EPS Software, on the topic of VSX. For an example of existing free CoDe Focus magazine issues over the past few years, check out http://code-magazine.com/focus. Not only are printed copies sent to various CoDe magazine subscribers, sent to various developer events, we will also get all articles in HTML as well as the entire magazine issue in PDF format online for free download. The VSX CoDe Focus issue will also be available in WPF (XAML) form for viewing the free client called Xiine also created by EPS Software. This issue is currently targeted to be about 76 pages and is targeted for completion in mid October. Below is the current TOC (table of contents) planned for this VSX focus issue of CoDe magazine, subject to change before final printing.
Visual Studio Extensibility Developer Center updatesThe VSX Developer Center at http://msdn.com recently received a new UX/UI (similar to that found on some of the other tools and languages dev centers such as the VB dev center at http://msdn.com/vbasic, with the new colored top navigation menu and more technical/community focus). We have additional updates coming to the VSX Developer Center site in the next week or so, and the details of what's new and changed will be summarized here on the VSX team blog when updated and summarized in next month's letter.VS extension tip of the month: Source Code Outliner Power ToyThe free Source Code Outliner Power Toy tool was created by the VS Core team at Microsoft and released last year. It's a VS extension that provides a tree view of your source code's types and members and lets you quickly navigate to them inside the editor. Source Outliner enables you to perform the following tasks: 1) navigate a C# or Visual Basic source file in a tree view 2) navigate to an item via the keyboard or the mouse 3) filter the tree based on the code element name 4) filter the tree based on the code element type.Next monthThe VSX team is working on adding new features and fixing issues in the Visual Studio 2008 SDK. Sometime soon, probably in late August, we will be releasing a CTP download of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell runtime components for developers to use to test Shell applications at runtime. Note that the August CTP of the SDK includes support to create packages for the VS Shell already, so the additional CTP download for the Shell will be for runtime (deployment) testing only. Expect to see various updates to content on the http://msdn.com/vsx developer center during August with a summary of what has been added and updated in next month's letter.As always, we welcome your feedback. Please send your VS SDK feedback to us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or post a technical question in the MSDN Forum for VSX. For VSX community ideas and feedback, feel free email me directly via email@example.com or using the Email link on my blog.Ken LevyProgram Manager Visual Studio Tools EcosystemMicrosofthttp://blogs.msdn.com/klevyhttp://msdn.com/vsx