Article about Visual Studio 2005 IDE extensibility

I ran across an interesting article today that describes the available extensibility options for the Visual Studio 2005 IDE:

  • Macros

  • Add-ins

  • Packages

The article also provides descriptions and downloadable sample code that shows how to implement a Managed Visual Studio Package (a new type of package available in VS 2005 that allows you to use managed code to implement a VS IDE package).

If you are interested in extending the functionality of the Visual Studio IDE, and want to focus on some of the new features available in VS 2005 for extensibility, I encourage you to check out this article.


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