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Extensibility Articles

Visual Studio .NET 2003
 

This topic contains links to articles, product documentation, and MSDN Library topics containing information about development projects to extend the capabilities of Visual Studio .NET.

Articles

Adding a Package Load Key
Learn how to create and add a package load key (PLK) to a managed Visual Studio Package.
Adding a Toolbar to a Managed Tool Window
Learn how to add a toolbar to a managed tool window.
Automating Builds and Configurations in Visual Studio .NET
Provides information about how to use the Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET Automation model to automate solution and project builds and build configurations.
Automation and Extensibility Overview
Introduces the Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET Automation model and shows you how you can use it to build tools to enhance your development experience.
Building a Custom Project Wizard in Visual Studio .NET
Learn how to extend Visual Studio to create a custom project type for new types of applications, or to enforce corporate standards.
Building a Custom Web Form Wizard in Visual Studio .NET
Learn how to extend Visual Studio with a custom Web Form Wizard that easily adds common functionality to your Web applications.
Creating a Help Collection Using the Help Integration Wizard Beta
Learn how to use the Help Integration Wizard Beta to create a Help collection that integrates with Visual Studio .NET 2003.
Customizing the Visual Studio Start Page
Provides an in-depth look at the structure of the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Start Page and provides information on how to customize the Start Page by adding new content. Four examples are provided, along with the XML used to define the content.
Customizing the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Start Page
Provides an in-depth look at the structure of the Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET 2003 Start Page and shows you how to customize the Start Page by adding new content.
Extending Managed VSPackages with Automation
Learn how to create a managed VSPackage that programs the Visual Studio .NET environment through automation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Visual Studio .NET Automation
Addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about Visual Studio .NET automation and extensibility.
Walkthrough: Approaches to Building a Visual Studio .NET 2003 Add-in Project that Enables HTML Tidy
Provides instructions on how to build, install, and run a Visual Studio .NET 2003 add-in project that calls either the Tidy executable or the HTML Designer to perform Automatic Formatting, and provides sample code in several development languages.

Product Documentation

Manipulating the Development Environment
The place to look for information about creating Add-Ins, customizing the appearance and behavior of the integrated development environment (IDE), and reference topics.
Customizing the Development Environment
You can change the appearance and behavior of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) in many ways. The customization techniques described in this section are easily and non-programmatically implemented.
Automating Repetitive Actions by Using Macros
Visual Studio .NET enables you to record or create macros to automate common task sequences. Look here for information on how to record, run, edit, debug, and manage macros.
Extending the Visual Studio Environment
Visual Studio .NET provides tools for extending and automating the integrated development environment (IDE).
Visual Studio .NET SDK
The Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK) gives you extensibility options for the integrated development environment (IDE).

MSDN Library Links

Visual Studio Home page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/
Find pointers to product information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
Articles and Columns
Provides links to articles and other resources related to Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET.
Visual Basic Home page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/
Find pointers to Visual Basic product information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
Visual C# Home page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/
Find pointers to Visual C# product information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
Visual C++ Home page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/
Find pointers to Visual C++ product information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
.NET Framework Home page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/
Find pointers to .NET Framework technology information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
MSDN Magazine at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/
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