DSL Tools Lab is now on Code Gallery

We’ve received feedback that there’s sometime not enough or too much information out there for learning how to extend Visual Studio.  One of the ways we want to help is to start consolidating a lot of that information and have tutorials and easy starting points for new developers to our technology. One of the more powerful and potentially intimidating…

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Visual Studio 2010 CTP is available!

We unveiled a glimpse of the Visual Studio 2010 new features at the Professional Developer’s Conference last week.  If you were unable to attend, you can download the Visual Studio 2010 Customer Technology Preview from here.  The CTP is quite big, it’s 7 Gigabytes and includes Team Foundation Server features as well as Visual Studio…

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Russian Integrated and Isolated Shells for Visual Studio 2008

The localization team in Visual Studio have been hard at work adding a new localized language to the suite of languages that Visual Studio Supports.  I’m proud to annouce that the Russian edition of Visual Studio has just been released which includes a Russian Integrated Shell and Russian Isolated Shell. Prior to Russian, we supported…

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VSX Talk at the PDC

I just got the session info for Tim Wagner’s talk at the PDC next week.  Tim is our development manager on the VS Platform team.  We’re all pretty excited about this talk and I promise you won’t be disappointed by the content that will be presented. Here’s more information about his talk: TL32 Microsoft Visual…

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Conference Videos, PDC, and Tech Ed

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the delay but the videos from our VSX Developer Conference last month are now up on Channel 9!  The session list has direct links to the talk so for those who missed our conference or want to take a second look at the talks, check them out.  Huge thanks to Anthony for…

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Thanks for an amazing conference!

On behalf of the Visual Studio Extensibility team, we want to thank everyone for attending our Visual Studio Extensibility Developer conference.  It was an amazing week which went off without a hitch due to a ton of planning and coordination by Anthony, Heather, Jamie, Laura and the rest of our marketing team. Some of the…

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VSX Conference next week, VSX on Code Gallery Update…

We are less than a week away from the VSX Developer Conference. We are all geared up for it and we will have a great conference. Ken Levy just made a post on his blog this morning about 10 Reasons to attend the VSX DevCon 2008. If you have any colleagues and friends who may…

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Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released!

The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 has been released!  Woo hoo!!! We’ve been spending a lot of time the last few months getting this out the door so we’re all pretty excited about this release. The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 compliments the Service Pack 1 release of Visual Studio 2008.  The SDK contains several…

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Now Available

Yesterday, we posted the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. The download links are below: Downloads Visual Studio 2008 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1 Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) with Service Pack 1 Visual Studio…

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Enabling Add-ins in your Isolated VS Shell

There are two things that are verified when your VS Shell validates if an add-in can be loaded or not.  The first one is the name of the Shell application and the second one is the version of this application.  Usually, the name of the application is “Microsoft Visual Studio”.  With the Isolated VS Shell,…

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