Visual Studio Gallery Updates

Our Visual Studio Gallery just got an update today with some small changes since our initial Beta 1 release a few weeks ago. Steven Wilssens, our main PM working on the gallery sums up the changes below: Feature Highlights · Referrals Count – During our initial release we only counted the number of downloads for…

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How do I deploy a Toolbox Control as a VSIX?

Several partners have asked me how they can package up their Visual Studio 2010 Toolbox Controls as a VSIX and deploy it on the Visual Studio Gallery. In the past, we had a Toolbox Control Installer (TCI) which shipped as an MSM in the Visual Studio SDK. A developer building a toolbox control would include…

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Channel 9 talks about Extensibility and VS 2010 Beta 1

I just got forwarded this Channel 9 video posted a couple of weeks ago: https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/This+Week+On+Channel+9/This-Week-on-C9-VS-2010-Beta-1-Windows-API-Code-Pack–a-WPF-Jukebox/ Dan and Brian talk about several new VS 2010 Beta 1 features including the Extension Manager, PLKs and the Integrated and Isolated Shells, and other new features and changes in the product. This blog gets a shout out in the video…

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Why isn’t there a 64 bit version of Visual Studio?

Our Visual Studio Chief Architect, Rico Mariani, wrote up a great blog about why we haven’t moved to a 64 bit version of Visual Studio.  I’ve been asked this several times from partners and customers and I’ve gotten different responses asking the same question to other folks in the developer division.  Atleast Rico has put…

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Building and publishing a Visual Studio 2010 extension walkthrough

It’s always great to see your General Manager excited about a feature you worked on.  It’s nice to see him mention it in his blog.  It’s even better when he sits down and writes an entire blog post about your feature! I demo’ed the Extension Manager and SDK to Jason Zander (my boss’ boss’ boss’…

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Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 installer crashes when I click on "Next"

I updated our Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK readme a few days ago but I wanted to call this out in case someone else ran into this and needed a workaround. Problem: When I try installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK, it crashes when I click Next during the setup process. Reason: This…

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