Debugging Package Load Failures

You can just picture the situation. You’ve coded up your package and tested it out on your development machine. You’ve even managed to get a setup project together. Everything is working just as expected, but when you run your setup on another machine, you get a dialog like this: Never fear, Dr. eX is here…

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Visual Studio Extensibility Demystified

Since we have placed the VS 2005 SDK 3.0 on the Microsoft Download Center in September, we have seen a lot of developers downloading the SDK. The developers who are using the SDK now are no longer just developers who build commercial VSIP products. Users of the SDK now include students and developer enthusiasts who…

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Visual Studio SDK 4.0 November 2006 CTP is released!!

Guess what the November 2006 CTP version of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4 has been released. You can get this release by signing into www.vsipmembers.com. One of the major themes for this release has been to serve our Control vendors who would like their controls to automatically appear on Visual Studio’s toolbox. Listed below…

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Smells like VSIP…

Smells like VSIP…   For a change of pace, I thought I would spend a little time talking about the VSIP Program and opportunities all the VS extenders out there might be interested in.   VSIP stands for Visual Studio Industry Partner. It’s a program that was started about 6 years ago for commercial ISVs…

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From VSIP Diaries…

As many of you must have observed that you can associate a custom tool with a project item using CustomTool property in properties window.    So the question is how do you accomplish this, without any user interaction, for project items added via ‘Add New Item’ and ‘Add Existing Item’.   Very easy I say. In the registry,…

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Visual Studio 2005 SDK V3 Released

Visual Studio 2005 SDK V3 is  released! It is available for download on the VSIP member site.   Did I tell you that now you can also download it directly from MSDN?   Below are some new features included in this release: DSL Tools V1 RTM IronPython web site and web project samples Updated contents and samples for…

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From VSIP Diaries…

The Editor Factory implementations, in MPF based VS SDK editor sample and wizard generated code, improperly construct the ServiceProvider members. This causes calls to GetService to give back unexpected results. For e.g if you ask for SVsFrameWindow service it will always return the last created frame, instead of the frame each window pane is sited on….

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From VSIP Diaries…

  The April v2 RTM is the next milestone in the VS 2005 SDK. This RTM release contains updated VS Integration sample and documentation content, including updates to the IronPython end-end integration sample with Winform designer integration, updated C# and C++ Editor Reference samples, new examples ( CustomSearchProvider, RegExLanguageServi, XMDesigner, LanguageInADialog, CodeSweep, ToolboxControlsInstaller, SingleFIleGenerator ),…

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From VSIP Diaries….

How is it going guys?? Well yet another simple question came my way recently. It was about how do you control what appears in the tool window tab name when it is tabbed to other tool windows. The Solution Explorer tool window , for example, shows long title “Solution Explorer – <some other stuff>” based on what…

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