Professional Visual Studio Extensibility
By Keyvan Nayyeri
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 520

Professional Visual Studio Extensibility

Are you ready to extend the capabilities of Visual Studio tobecome more efficient and productive? Whether you want to integrateoptimized builds, enhanced programming tools, or other rapidapplication development features, this unique resource shows youhow to develop customized extensions. It not only covers the VisualStudio IDE but also provides you with an excellent reference whencoding add-ins, macros, and extensions.

After a quick introduction of basic concepts, this book delvesinto the automation model and add-in development with the help of acase study, numerous examples, and sample code. You'll discover howto take advantage of the Add-in Wizard, manipulate solutions andprojects, work with text in documents and programming code, createTool Options Pages, and more. Next you'll gain an in-depthunderstanding of specific extensibility options including theVisual Studio Shell and Domain-Specific Languages Tools. Afterthat, you will learn how to integrate your own functionality withVisual Studio with the help of VSPackage. You'll then be able toapply your knowledge to other extensibility points covered indifferent chapters, including debugger type proxies andvisualizers, code snippets, templates, MSBuild, and macros to savetime and money when developing applications.

What you will learn from this book

  • A quick overview of Visual Studio Shell and Domain-SpecificLanguages Tools

  • Techniques for creating, debugging, testing, and deploying youradd-ins

  • Ways to work with user interface elements, Windows Forms, andcontrols via code in your add-ins

  • Steps for extending Visual Studio functionality usingVSPackages

  • Tips for writing and managing code snippets to make your codingprocess easier

  • Using Visual Studio templates to save time when writing code forcommon projects

  • How to use MSBuild to write custom builds for Visual Studio and.NET applications

  • New techniques for recording, developing, debugging, deploying,and running macros

Who this book is for
This book is for .NET developers who are interested in extendingVisual Studio 2003, 2005 and 2008. It is also for programmers whowant to write highly scalable applications quickly andefficiently. 

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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