Can I host a VSIX on my own server?

Several of our VSIP partners have asked me if they can host their VSIX file on their own server and what would the user experience be? To answer the first question, yes, you can host your VSIX file on your owner server.  It doesn’t have to live on the Visual Studio Gallery.  Customers who visit… Read more

Behind the Scenes: The Splash Screen

Paul Harrington – Principal Developer, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: Paul Harrington is a principal software developer on the Visual Studio platform team. He has worked on every version of Visual Studio .Net to date. Prior to joining the Visual Studio team in 2000, Paul spent six years working on mapping and trip planning… Read more

Improvements to VS 2010 Text Selection

Brittany Behrens – Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team Short Bio: I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team.  Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs or as the main voice of @VSEditor on Twitter, and I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features.  I love hearing from customers, so… Read more

Send Us Your Feedback: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Survey!

Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell Team.  No, not the “Isolated” or “Integrated” Shell, but the core VS IDE – it’s UI and services. … Read more

How to Fix “The application cannot start” Error

Weston Hutchins – Program Manager, Visual Studio Shell Team Short Bio: I started at Microsoft as an intern in 2005 and have been working in Visual Studio ever since.  I’m currently a PM on the VS Shell Team.  No, not the “Isolated” or “Integrated” Shell, but the core VS IDE – it’s UI and services. … Read more

FIXED: Comments are not getting posted

Update: We have diagnosed and fixed the issue that was causing comments to be discarded.  If you were trying to post a comment in the last few days, we’d appreciate it if you could repost — we love to hear feedback.  If you are having any more issues with your comments appearing on the blog, please… Read more

VS 2010 Beta2: Workaround for Raster Font Settings Issue

In addition to making announcements, showcasing features, posting walkthroughs, and sharing Visual Studio tips and tricks, we’ll also be using this blog to raise awareness of commonly-encountered bugs and explain their workarounds.  As many of you know, we’ve rebuilt the editor using WPF for Visual Studio 2010.  This allows for a wealth of new visualizations… Read more

VSIX and MSI

VSIX is a new technology created for deploying Visual Studio extensions.  It’s a zip file that uses the Open Packaging Convention.  By renaming the file extension of any .VSIX file to .ZIP, you can open up the file in Windows Explorer and take a look at the contents. I’ve written a separate post about the… Read more

Box Selection and Multi-Line Editing

I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team.  Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs, @VSEditor on Twitter, or the Visual Studio Editor blog, which has recently moved to its new home here at The Visual Studio Blog.  I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features, but most recently I… Read more