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    Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK

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    The Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK download provides the SDK samples converted in the Visual Basic language and a new wizard that is used for generating Visual Basic based integration Packages for Microsoft Visual Studio. This download is...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell released

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    Yesterday, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008. Today the VS Ecosystem team has released the Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 . We also released, for the first time, the new free Visual Studio 2008 Shell redistributable runtimes for both Isolated mode and...
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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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    PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 released

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    PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for free download, along with source code and a readme document. PowerCommands, is a set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio 2008 adding additional functionality to various areas of the IDE...
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    AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft released

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    AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is now available for free download, an open-source development tool aimed to bring the Visual Studio experience to building World of Warcraft add-ons. This WoW development environment uses the new free Visual Studio...
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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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    Known Issues for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0

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    Updated: Section 1.15 added on April 8th, 2008. Here are many of the known issues in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 . 1.   Known Issues 1.1   Run as Normal User is not supported for Visual Studio Shell development If you are developing...
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    IronPython Studio for VS 2008 Shell released

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    IronPython Studio is now available as free download. Working with the VSX team at Microsoft, Pablo Galiano of Clarius Consulting released IronPython Studio for developing Python applications. The free VS SDK includes a sample application called IronPython...
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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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    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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    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 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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    VS 2008 SDK July 2007 CTP released

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    Note: If you are using this release to do VS Shell development, please see the important workaround posted on James's blog here . The VSX team has just released the VS SDK July 2007 CTP and is now available for download for building extensions with...
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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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    Announcing the Visual Studio 2008 Shell

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    If you create software development tools, you’ll want to consider building on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. A streamlined Visual Studio development environment, the Visual Studio Shell provides the core foundation so you can focus on your application...
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    VSX Community Letter for February 2008

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    This month's letter includes 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 of what's coming next month. What's new with the VSX...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    VSX Community Letter for October 2007

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    This month's letter includes information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, our new VSX CoDe Focus magazine issue online, the new VB Pack for VS 2005, what's new on VSX team and community blogs, upcoming event news, VSX community...
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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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    VS SDK Roadmap for June 2007

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    Transparency with the community and getting feedback from our customers have always been very important to our team. As such, we would like to share our current thinking on the roadmap for future releases of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK. We begin here with...
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    Dr. eX: How can I programmatically add a database connection to the server explorer toolwindow with my add-in?

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    For VS 2008, you can use the IVsDataExplorerConnectionManager.AddConnection method. The easiest way to retrieve this interface is with the help of the Visual Studio SDK . You’ll need to install the VS SDK and add the following references to your add-in...
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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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