Feature Builder 1.0 Released!

I am very happy to announce the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 v1.0 is now live on the Visual Studio Gallery. Please visit https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/FeatureBuilder for more information and links to the download. Note: While all the information on Channel9 is valid, there have been many additional features added since the videos were…


Fix for trying to use EnvDTE.Constants in VS2010

I ran into a problem today while trying to iterate over the files in a ProjectItem as I wanted to look at the item.Kind property and compare it to values in EnvDTE.Constants. Turns out there’s something weird going on with VS2010 related to our old friend COM Interop. Thankfully, Misha Shneerson, a Principal SDE in…


Announcing the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (Preview)

It’s been nearly a year since I posted this: “Since February, I … have [started] spending my time working more closely with the Visual Studio team and am looking forward to seeing what comes from that collaboration.” Today, I am finally able to talk about what I’ve been doing since last February:  the Feature Builder…


Feature Builder for VS2010 FAQ

Q: #1 What do I need to have installed to use Feature Builder? A: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition Release Candidate, the Visual Studio SDK for RC Q: #2 What do users need to run my Feature Extension? A: If it is an Ultimate Feature Extension, then VS2010 Ultimate Edition is required.  If it is…