Why don’t I have the <blank> command/menu in Visual Studio 2005/2008?

VS 2005/2008 have a dialog that shows up on first launch (the first launch dialog if you will) that asks you to choose a collection of settings (which we refer to as a profile) that describe the way you typically use the IDE. Depending on which profile you choose, you will get a different profile…

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Shiny new bits available

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available. Go wild. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx, linked from http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx  

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Raymond on helper functions

Working on the Visual Studio Tool Platform team, we do a lot of work on making VS extensible and providing infrastructure for other teams to build on top of (some of our work is end user feature work as well, it’s an interesting mix of things). We have to balance the exposure of the APIs and tying…

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