Including Existing Templates in a VSIX Container

In the Visual Studio 2008 SDK, we have several samples (most notably, IronPythonIntegration) set up to use the ZipProject, ZipItem, and VSTemplate build actions to create template zip files. Last week, I published a post on the Visual Studio Blog discussing how you could build templates from source files and package them up in a…

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Lang .NET Talk

A few weeks ago, Carl Brochu and I had the incredible opportunity to speak at the 2008 Lang .NET Symposium that was hosted here on the main Microsoft campus (alongside some much more well-known folks in the software industry). Our talk was titled “Integrating Languages in the Visual Studio Shell” and covered the basics of…

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IronPython Studio

Ever since we first released the IronPythonIntegration sample in the Visual Studio SDK, one of the constant requests we receive is along the lines of "where can I download and install it without having to build it?". IronPython Studio is the IronPythonIntegration sample running in an instance of the Visual Studio Shell. Very cool! Check…

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Why can’t I show the "Add New Items" dialog in a WPF flavored project?

If you’ve downloaded and tried out the IronPythonIntegration sample in the July/August 2007 CTP of the VSSDK, you may have noticed the addition of WPF project support for IronPython projects. We’ve had questions from folks also trying to add this support to their project systems around trouble getting the “Add New Item” dialog to appear….

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IronPython Integration Sample and the WPF Designer

[Update Jan 04, 2008: Made <system.codedom> instructions more clear. Thanks to Cory Bloyd for the suggestion.] If you’ve had the opportunity to work with WPF/.NET 3.0 yet, you’ve likely run into the x:Class attribute in XAML. If you specify a x:Class on a XAML page, during compilation the XAML compiler creates a class in code using the…

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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 SDK Released

We’ve just released a version of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK targeting Beta 2. You can go grab it here. One of the things that we’ve added to this release is limited support for the WPF Designer with IronPython. There are some interesting things we had to do to get this to function properly that…

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Visual Studio 2005 SDK – December 2006 (CTP)

Last Friday, our team shipped the December 2006 CTP of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. You can get the CTP at http://www.vsipmembers.com/ (free registration required). This is a CTP of our upcoming version 4 release which should be finalized around February 2007. Some of the highlights of this CTP: IronPython WebSite & Web Application Project…

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IronPython for ASP.NET

Mahesh from the IronPython team has just announced the release of IronPython for ASP.NET (CTP). I had the opportunity to see the team give a dry run of their presentation for TechEd Europe this morning along with some demos of the CTP. What they showed was nothing short of spectacular! With this release, you can create…

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IronPython 1.0 has shipped!

As has been announced all over the Internet, the IronPython team shipped their 1.0 release this past week. As a big fan and user of IronPython, let simply say Congratulations to the team! For all those times where there was some new .NET API or class that I needed to learn and experiment with, I…

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Visual Studio 2005 SDK – August 2006 CTP now available

http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/downloads/69/UserFileDownload.ashx Some of the new features include: New Powertoys (Extensibility Explorer, VC++ Snippet Support, SuperDiff) Enhancements to IronPython web integration RDT Explorer Sample DocView Editor Sample Managed Language Tools / ManagedMyC Sample I’ll have some more to write about the managed language tools and ManagedMyC in a day or two. In the mean time, check…

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