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  • Blog Post: How do I convert my Beta 1 VSIX manifest to Beta 2?

    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 order Following XML standard casing Clearing...
  • Blog Post: How do I create and share a template on the Visual Studio Gallery?

    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 an Item Template : Part 1 Part 2 Part...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK Documentation is now available!

    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's changed in VS 2010. The team will also continue...
  • Blog Post: Tangible T4 Editor for VS 2010 Beta 2

    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.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

    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 Product Page. For a list of some of the cool features...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year

    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. 2009 will be a great year as we start the year...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released!

    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 1 release of Visual Studio 2008. The SDK contains...
  • Blog Post: What Have We Been Up to?

    Our team has been busy working on several things in parallel. I wanted to blog a little bit about the stuff we have been working on so our VSX developer community is in the know :) 1) VS 2008 SP1. You all have see the beta go out, and hopefully have already downloaded and tried it. As we have announced...
  • Blog Post: VSX Survey (Fall 2007) results

    Below are the key results from the VSX survey from the fall of 2007. Please take a few minutes an participate in our VSX Survey (Spring 2008) . Once our latest survey closes, we will share the results soon after including the trends between surveys. Have you ever installed an extension to Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for June 2008

    This month's letter includes information about Microsoft's first VSX Developer Conference, updates to the VSX Developer Center, updates to the Visual Studio Gallery, and the new VSX Flash Newsletter. Also included is information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, event news...
  • Blog Post: VSX Tour (Spring 2008) session online

    One of the VSX Tour (Spring 2008) presentations by James Lau and Jean-Marc Prieur is now online for on demand viewing (about 2 hours total), posted by Katrien .   VSX - Extend your development Experience - Part 1 VSX - Extend your development Experience - Part 2 VSX - Extend your development Experience...
  • Blog Post: VSX Tour in Europe (Spring 2008) event reports

    Updated: James Lau has completed the VSX tour with Jean-Marc Prieur . To view the VSX tour presentation online, see Jean-Marc's blog post: Watch VISUG session on VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility) online Below are the links to the various trip report details for each event location: European Tour Kickoff...
  • Blog Post: Sign-up for the VSX Flash Newsletter email subscription

    The VSX team has created a formal recurring communication email newsletter to provide the latest news, announcements, and special offers related to VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility), the VSIP (Visual Studio Industry Partners) program, and the Visual Studio Gallery.  While we will continue post monthly...
  • Blog Post: VSX Developer Center update - June 2008

    The VSX Developer Center at http://msdn.com/vsx has been significantly updated today. There will be about 20 new pages added to the VSX dev center today, about 3 times as many pages that exist on it today. One overall new navigation feature you will notice is under the top red navigation tabs there is...
  • Blog Post: VSX Developer Conference 2008

    VSX DevCon 2008: http://msdn.com/vsx/conference     This fall, Microsoft is hosting a developer conference to teach developers how to extend Visual Studio. Visual Studio is an open, extensible platform that can be customized for everything from individual productivity tools to enterprise-wide...
  • Blog Post: VSX Developer Center updated - May 2008

    The VSX Developer Center has been updated as part of a rollout of several developer centers on msdn.com with a new and improved layout and templates. Next week the VSX Forum will be updated with a new UI. Next month the Visual Studio Gallery will be updated with many new site features.
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for May 2008

    This month's letter includes a summary of what newly released VS SDK beta for the VS 2008 SP1 beta (formally referred to as VS 2008 SDK 1.1 Beta. Also included is information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, event news on VSX, more VSX content online, and a preview of what...
  • Blog Post: VSX Survey (Spring 2008) invitation

    Please take a few minutes and complete the VSX Survey (Spring 2008) to let us know your interests, activities, and feedback on the topic of extending Visual Studio. There are 6 web pages with 23 multiple choice and fill-in-the blank questions in this survey. This is our second VSX survey, as we plan...
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for April 2008

    This month's letter includes a summary of what our plans are for upcoming new versions of the VS SDK, the updated VSX developer center, information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past few months, event news on VSX, some new VSX projects released, more VSX content online, and a preview...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9: Doug Hodges talks about the history of the VSX

    Doug Hodges: The history of Visual Studio Extensibility Doug Hodges, a Principle Software Architect on the Visual Studio platform team, is interviewed by Ken Levy discussing the history of the Visual Studio IDE. Doug is often referred to as the father (or cool uncle) of the original Visual Studio IDE...
  • Blog Post: PowerCommands 1.1 released

    PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for free download, along with the updated source code and enhanced readme document. The shortcut URL for this project is http://code.msdn.com/PowerCommands . For some additional information about PowerCommands, refer to the original blog post...
  • Blog Post: Quan To talks about VS SDK development and releases

    Quan To (VS SDK program manager) on the Microsoft VSX Team, talks to Ken Levy (community program manager) about the development and release details that go into the SDK for Visual Studio 2008. Discussion includes short and long term plans about future versions of the VS SDK. For more information about...
  • Blog Post: VSX FAQ Blog created for scenario based resource references

    We just created a new VSX related blog called the VSX FAQ blog . We will be posting new entries and updating existing ones on the VSX FAQ blog as needed.  We have over 100 VSX FAQ topics with links already created and currently being reviewed, so expect to find many more entries posted over the...
  • Blog Post: VSCT PowerToy released

    We have released a new utility called the VSCT PowerToy . For VSX developers who extend Visual Studio using the VS SDK , the VSCT (Visual Studio Command Table) PowerToy is a read-only viewer that you can use to explore the commands associated with a VSPackage, and with Visual Studio itself. You can quickly...
  • Blog Post: Tutorial for creating a simple managed project system in Visual Studio

    Our VSX UE (User Education) team has posted a detailed tutorial, Tutorial: A Simple Managed Project System , on their blog on creating a new managed project system using the VS SDK for VS 2008 . This is the first in a series of tutorials from our VSX UE team explaining how to create and expand a Visual...
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