I would describe this add-in as “External Tools on Steroids“, but Richard, from PocketNerd explains it in more detail below. – Josh
I first built the tool a couple of years ago so that i could add my own functionality to the IDE. As it was quite painful trying to get something into the IDE, i decided to make PocketProd – which is really a way of quickly adding functionality to any part of VS.NET. The aim of the tool is to make it easy to add supporting tools to the IDE – the tools that are added during installation such as the Security or XML tools are really just simple examples.
So, from within PocketProd you can add your own functionality to context menus, toolbars etc. You can see this in four examples where:
Right click on a code window to add comments to classes, methods etc
Highlight text in a code window, right click and get a search engine to search for the selected text
Right click on a project or solution to run FxCop
Right click on a project or solution to run NDoc
Of course it is possible to add any tool, not just FxCop and NDoc!
There is a URL that takes you to descriptions of what PocketProd is and examples of how to customize the tool
and there is a link to some of the tools that are added during installation