Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell released

Yesterday, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008. Today the VS Ecosystem team has released the Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0.We also released, for the first time, the new free Visual Studio 2008 Shell redistributable runtimes for both Isolated mode and Integrated mode.http://msdn.com/vsx has the links to the SDK, and Shell downloads, and other resources.A new era…

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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 2010 Beta 1 Start Page Customization

My name is Adrian Collier and I am the Program Manager responsible for the Start Page in the Visual Studio. One of the coolest things we can do in this release is to create custom start pages using WPF. This post details how to get up and running with this feature, along with some warnings…

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Announcing the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1

  I’m excited to announce the availability of the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1!   The Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 provides the tools and templates necessary to build your own extensions to Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.  The SDK will allow you to create extensions using C#, Visual Basic, or C++ and…

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PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 released

PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for free download, along with source code and a readme document. PowerCommands, is a set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio 2008 adding additional functionality to various areas of the IDE.The source code, which requires the VS SDK for VS 2008 installed, can be used to modify…

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AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft released

AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is now available for free download, an open-source development tool aimed to bring the Visual Studio experience to building World of Warcraft add-ons. This WoW development environment uses the new free Visual Studio 2008 Shell isolated runtime and does not require any version of Visual Studio to be installed…

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Known Issues for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0

Updated: Section 1.15 added on April 8th, 2008. Here are many of the known issues in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0. 1.  Known Issues 1.1  Run as Normal User is not supported for Visual Studio Shell development If you are developing a Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode) project, you must log on as…

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Gareth Jones talks about DSL Tools at TechEd07

At TechEd 2007, Gareth Jones of the Microsoft DSL Tools team talks about DSL (Domain-Specific Language Tools) in the video clip below, interviewed by Ken Levy. Domain-Specific Language Tools allow Visual Studio 2005 developers to create their own graphical designers and code generation tools like the ones you find included in Visual Studio, such as the…

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Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK

The Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK download provides the SDK samples converted in the Visual Basic language and a new wizard that is used for generating Visual Basic based integration Packages for Microsoft Visual Studio. This download is an add-on to version 4.0 of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. While VB support…

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VS 2008 SDK July 2007 CTP released

Note: If you are using this release to do VS Shell development, please see the important workaround posted on James’s blog here. The VSX team has just released the VS SDK July 2007 CTP and is now available for download for building extensions with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. Below is a video clip with…

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