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….


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 ),…


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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From VSIP Diaries….

Wish you all VS extenders a belated Merry Christmas. As usual I am a little late and my apologies for that. I hope you had a merry Christmas and a great time with your family and friends. I had a great time too. However, I will remember this season for one problem that kept me intrigued for quite…


From VSIP Diaries….

Q. How to get notifications in editor when the file is modified outside of the editor?   A. You ask why care about it. Well if you care about being notified when the file changed on disk outside of Visual Studio. This gives you the opportunity to update the file contents if the file is…


Howdy! What’s up with VSA?

Hi, Firs of let me tell what I have been upto lately. I am heads down working on the cool new Visual SDK 2005. I am pretty sure you folks have downloaded it and found it useful. Believe me it only gets better. Now that we are very close to Release of Visual Studio 2005…

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Have you had fun with Fonts and Colors yet?

Believe me I and many others have had a tough time figuring out how to consume and extend Visual Studio’s Fonts and Color options. It is one of those important features that has no to very little documentation in VSIP 2003. Let’s take a look at how easily we can extend this feature and use…

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Providing upgrade support for Project systems targeting Visual Studio 2005

(This article applies strictly to Visual Studio 2005) Project Upgrade Architecture The project systems can either choose to support upgrade or not support it at all. If the project system chooses to support upgrade then the project system implementation needs to define/implement an upgrade strategy for it to behave consistently for single and multi project solutions…


How do I implement VSIP commands that support arguments?

This question was recently posted on the microsoft.public.vstudio.extensibility newsgroup by our good friend Mark Conway over at Micro Focus. After a bit of source code diving and investigation by our support staff, the doctor decided this might make a good blog entry.   This is one of those topics that just simply didn’t make it…