Update on Extension Manager and Visual Studio 2010

Jason Zander, the General Manager for Visual Studio, has just announced some more details (with screenshots) on the new look and feel for Visual Studio 2010 (which relies heavily on WPF).

In the same post, he also includes a screenshot of the new Visual Studio Extension Manager (mentioned previously):

You’ll be able to find more details about the Extension Manager here as we get closer to shipping VS 2010 Beta 1 (no dates announced yet). Stay tuned!

Comments (3)

  1. Aaron Marten says:

    Somasegar (VP in charge of DevDiv) has just blogged that Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 has been released

  2. Nouj says:


    Some extensions need a configuration dialog in order to configure some parameters.

    Instead of polluting the toolbar and/or menus, the Extension Manager should have a "Configure" button that allows one to configure the selected extension’s params right from the manager.

  3. Aaron Marten says:

    Hi Nouj,

    We generally recommend that extensions add their own page to the Tools/Options dialog as the standard way to expose settings.

    Thanks, Aaron