In a VSPackage, you can create a user interface (UI) that resembles the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE), and you can change how UI elements in the IDE behave.
Presents best practices for changing the content and appearance of UI elements.
Links to best practices for user interface design.
Explains how to create a UI that includes menus, toolbars, and command combo boxes.
Describes how to create tool windows such as the Task List, Solution Explorer, and Properties window.
Provides information about how to create document windows, for example, those that display editors and designers.
Explains how to add new controls and other items to the Toolbox and how to use Toolbox functionality.
Describes how to access status bar functionality from a VSPackage.
Explains how the Properties window works and how to control the display of information in it.
Explains how to write to and read from the Output window, and how to create and manage custom panes.
Describes how to create and register a task provider, and how to create custom task views.
Describes how to program a VSPackage to obtain and preserve user preferences.
Shows how VSPackages can query the IDE for colors, cursors, theme brushes, gradient schemes, and palettes that you can use in a UI element.
Explains how to use fonts and colors to display text.
Explains how to create custom start pages.
Introduces the Visual Studio SDK and discusses how to build products that run in Visual Studio and extend it.