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Functionality Differences Between Visual Studio Macros and Visual Studio 

While the Visual Studio Macros integrated development environment (IDE) shares the look and feel of the Visual Studio IDE, some differences in functionality exist between the two. The topics in this section describe those differences.

In This Section

Extensibility Model Differences

Lists public operations of the Visual Studio extensibility model that differ from or are not usable in Visual Studio Macros.

Document and Documents Object Differences

Lists public operations of the Visual Studio Document object that differ from or are not usable in Visual Studio Macros.

Property Differences

Lists differences in environment-level properties for VSAVBProjectItem.Properties between Visual Studio Macros and the Visual Studio extensibility model.

Item Operation Differences

Lists differences in the ItemOperations object between Visual Studio Macros and the Visual Studio extensibility model.

Find2 Method Differences

Lists differences in the Find method between Visual Studio Macros and the Visual Studio extensibility model.

Project Differences

Lists differences in the Project, ProjectItem, and ProjectItems objects between Visual Studio Macros and Visual Studio.

Tools Options Differences

Lists differences in options available in the Options dialog box (Tools menu) between Visual Studio Macros and Visual Studio.

Related Sections

What's New in Extensibility and Automation in Visual Studio 2005

Introduces the Visual Studio programmable object model, which provides access to the underlying components and events of the IDE and allows you to extend its functionality, integrate it with other applications, and automate repetitive tasks.

Automating Repetitive Actions by Using Macros

Provides an overview of how to use macros to automate procedures or repeated sequences of keystrokes.

Macros Development Environment

Describes all the dialog boxes in the Macros IDE.

Macros

Provides details of the Macros object, which represents the Visual Studio macro recorder.

How to: Use Add-ins to Control Macros

Describes how to use the Visual Studio automation model's Macros object to control macros being recorded in the IDE, including pausing and reactivating the recorder, writing code to the macro being recorded, and determining whether the recorder is currently operating.

Visual Studio Macros Error Messages

Lists all error messages associated with Visual Studio Macros.

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