How do I convert my Beta 1 VSIX manifest to Beta 2?

We received a lot of feedback from the community and other developers about the Extension Manager VSIX manifest and made some changes in Beta 2.  Some of the changes included: Making the schema less strict so elements don’t need to be in a particular order Following XML standard casing Clearing up ambiguity about supported VS…


How do I create and share a template on the Visual Studio Gallery?

One of the questions we’ve been getting from developers is, “How do I build a project or item template?”  Our Dev lead, Pedro Silva put together four great blogs on how to create, build, and share your template on the Visual Studio Gallery. Creating an Item Template: Part 1  Part 2 Part 3 Addendum The blog posts…


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK Documentation is now available!

The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK documentation just got released!  You can access it from here:   There’s still a lot more to cover but this set of docs will get you started with what’s changed in VS 2010.  The team will also continue to blog on this site and our own personal blogs…


Tangible T4 Editor for VS 2010 Beta 2

The Tangible T4 Editor is now available for VS 2010 Beta 2.  Try out the T4 Editor when working with your VS 2010 DSLs.  You can download the T4 Editor from the Visual Studio Gallery or look for it in the Extension Manager Online tab.


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

We shipped Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1! The Beta 1 bits shipped on MSDN yesterday and will be available for general consumption Wednesday morning. You’ll be able to get more information about Visual Studio 2010 and the download locations here our Product Page. For a list of some of the cool features we’ve added to…


Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Our team blog has been quiet recently mainly with several changes on our team and vacations but we’ll all be back January 5th, ready for a new year, and ready to continue making extending Visual Studio easier for all our customers. 2009 will be a great year as we start the year…


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…


What Have We Been Up to?

Our team has been busy working on several things in parallel. I wanted to blog a little bit about the stuff we have been working on so our VSX developer community is in the know 🙂 1) VS 2008 SP1. You all have see the beta go out, and hopefully have already downloaded and tried…


VSX Survey (Fall 2007) results

Below are the key results from the VSX survey from the fall of 2007. Please take a few minutes an participate in our VSX Survey (Spring 2008). Once our latest survey closes, we will share the results soon after including the trends between surveys. Have you ever installed an extension to Visual Studio such as…


VSX Community Letter for June 2008

This month’s letter includes information about Microsoft’s first VSX Developer Conference, updates to the VSX Developer Center, updates to the Visual Studio Gallery, and the new VSX Flash Newsletter. Also included is information about what the VSX team has been working on in the past month, event news on VSX, more VSX content online, and…