Visual Studio 2010 and SDK are available

After 2+ years in development, Visual Studio 2010 became generally available today. Also available is the matching Visual Studio 2010 SDK. Download it today, and start building extensions for VS2010.


Visual Studio 2010 and SDK RC released

Today is the general release for the Visual Studio 2010 RC. There’s been a lot of performance work on the IDE to make it faster and use less memory. And, a host of bugs that were fixed since the Beta. Try it today @: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx. The Visual Studio SDK for RC is also available at…


Cool Extension: New Export Template

This is a new tool that will make creation and packaging of project and item templates a whole lot easier. This wizard steps you through taking existing projects and making them into reusable templates that can create similar types of projects. This extension goes through creating a ZIPped up template, gathering metadata about the template, and packaging…

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Cool Extension: SQL Azure Explorer

I was just looking through some new extensions on the Visuals Studio Gallery for VS2010 Beta 2 and came across this one: the SQL Azure Explorer by Johan Danforth. This extension creates a tool window in Visual Studio similar to the Server Explorer, that lets you manage SQL servers exposed through the Azure cloud services. You can…


Visual Studio 2010 SDK for Beta 2 Now Available!

The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 SDK is now available for everyone to use from the Download Center. So, install it (it’s quick), and start building you very own extensions to Visual Studio today! And once you have those extensions ready to share with world, post them up on the Visual Studio Gallery.   In…


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Available

We announced today the availability of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 on MSDN. Later this week, on Wednesday, it will generally be available for everyone from the Download Center. There has been a ton of work, performance improvements, and bug fixing done for Beta 2, so definitely check it out and provide us feedback on…


Cool Extension: Vim Emulation

Jared just released a cool new editor extension for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to provide Vim editor emulations. You can find this on the VS Gallery and through the Extension Manager in VS 2010, so go test drive it today. He also talks more about what this extension currently supports and where he’s going…


Online Templates for the New Project Dialog

ScottGu recently posted about the new online templates feature of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta1. The discussions on his blog have been pretty lively, and mostly folks seem to like this new feature. The Online tab of the New Project Dialog is built on the same infrastructure as the Extension Manager. It uses the same…


New Project templates of VS-MEF integration

Pablo Galiano has just published two you project template extensions for the Visual Studio Gallery, both of them for doing MEF integration with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Check them out: Template for creating a VS Package that exposes MEF extension points. Template for creating and packaging up generic MEF extension points. Give them a…


MPF for Projects released for VS 2010 Beta 1

Chuck England has just recently posted the sources for MPF for Projects on CodePlex. If you’re interested in creating your own project systems for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, this is the place to start. And, for those of you wishing to port your project systems from VS 2008 to 2010, the sources will give…