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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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    What Have We Been Up to?

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    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...
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    VSX DevCon Sessions Posted

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    If you haven't heard already, we are hosting the first-ever public VSX conference from September 15-16 on the main Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. The conference is focused entirely on Visual Studio Extensibility and will present a good mix of introductory...
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    VSX Survey (Fall 2007) results

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    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...
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    VSX Community Letter for June 2008

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    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...
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    VSX Tour (Spring 2008) session online

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    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...
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    VSX Tour in Europe (Spring 2008) event reports

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    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...
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    Generate Load Keys form on VSX dev center

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    Based on developer feedback as well as our own goals of making the end to end story for VSX developers easier, we have created a new web page on the VSX Developer Center site for a more simple, quick, and easy process of obtaining PLKs and SLKs. Below...
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    Visual Studio Gallery phase 2 updates rollout

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    The Visual Studio Gallery site has many new features added, part of an overall phase 2 site feature update rollout this month. Summarized from Anthony Cangialosi's blog post The Visual Studio Gallery gets a little more community friendly : New features...
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    Sign-up for the VSX Flash Newsletter email subscription

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    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...
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    Free VSX book for VSX DevCon 2008 attendees

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    VSX DevCon 2008 News Flash: All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Professional Visual Studio Extensibility . Determined to make the Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) learning process as smooth as possible, this helpful resource shows you...
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    Dr. eX: Why does GetService(typeof(EnvDTE.DTE)) return null?

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    Ever build a Visual Studio package with code that looks like the following? p rotected override void Initialize() { base .Initialize ();             this .dte = GetService( typeof ( DTE )) as DTE...
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    VSX Developer Center update - June 2008

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    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...
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    VSX Developer Conference 2008

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    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...
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    VSX Developer Center updated - May 2008

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    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...
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    VSX Community Letter for May 2008

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    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...
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    VSX Survey (Spring 2008) invitation

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    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...
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    VSX Community Letter for April 2008

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    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...
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    Channel 9: Doug Hodges talks about the history of the VSX

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    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...
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    PowerCommands 1.1 released

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    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...
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    Quan To talks about VS SDK development and releases

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    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...
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    LinqToCodeModel sample class library on Code Gallery

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    LinqToCodeModel is now on available on Code Gallery . LinqToCodeModel, created by Pablo Galiano of Clarius, is a sample library on top of the Visual Studio API class: EnvDTE.FileCodeModel. LinqToCodeModel provides LINQ queries and functionality for the...
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    IronPython Studio 1.0 for Isolated and Integrated VS Shell

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    There is now an integrated VS Shell version of IronPython Studio free for download and installation to go along with isolated version. The version has also changed from CTP mode to version 1.0. Applications using the isolated version of the VS Shell runtime...
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    VSX FAQ Blog created for scenario based resource references

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    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...
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    VSCT PowerToy released

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    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...
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    Tutorial for creating a simple managed project system in Visual Studio

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    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...
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