Extension Manager

One of the new features we plan on shipping for VS 2010 that I’ve been heads down on for the past few months is the "Extension Manager". I’ll be posting more details about it here over the next several months. For the meantime, you can hear more about it (and see some very early mockups)…

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Match Options Command Addin

A while back, there was some interest on the VSX forum around adding back functionality to have “Match Case” and “Match Whole Word” buttons on the toolbar in Visual Studio 2005. At the time, I created a little addin to do this and just posted it to a website I had access to. In the…

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VSX Videos on Channel 9

Yesterday, Ken Levy and I sat down with Dan from Channel 9 to have an unscripted discussion about Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) (including finding a bug live during an untested, on-the-fly demo!). We also discussed creating your own Visual Studio Shell and show off how to add a new package to a VS Shell application,…

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Scripting Visual Studio with Windows PowerShell

One of the really cool new things that shipped recently that I’ve been trying to learn more about is Windows Powershell. What’s really great about it is that if your object supports COM or .NET, you can automate it just by firing up the command line. To get an instance of Visual Studio running, I…

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