Replacing the Default Error Dialog in the Isolated Shell

Background: Recently one of our VSIP partners asked if it was possible to customize the default error dialog that the Isolated Shell displays when encountering an error. Let’s suppose you have a package command handler that might throw an error with code that looks like the following:         private void OnTestErrorDialog(object sender, EventArgs e)        …

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Macro that tests for proper implementation of AutomationProperties

Background: VSPackages can offer up a set of custom properties for their Tools.Options pages, by registering the pages under Visual Studio’s AutomationProperties registry key, by using the ProvideOptionPageAttribute. This allows for programmatic access to the Tools.Options properties via DTE.Properties(<categoryName>, <pageName>). The Example.OptionsPage sample in the Visual Studio SDK is missing the following attributes on its…

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PcwTESample for VS 2008

Background: The PcwTESample project, is a sample which illustrates how to extend the Team Explorer tool window, and upload customized Team Projects to TFS. It is installed with the Visual Studio 2008 SDK under the …\ VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Team Explorer and Project Creation subdirectory. The PcwTESample that currently ships with the Visual Studio SDK for VS 2008…

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