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Menu and Toolbar Walkthroughs

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

You can add menus and toolbars to many different user interface (UI) elements of your VSPackage or the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). The walkthroughs in this section lead you through the most common scenarios.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Creating a Top Level Menu (C#)

Demonstrates how to add a menu from a VSPackage to the same level as the top level menu items of the IDE (such as File, Edit, Help).

Walkthrough: Creating a Submenu

Demonstrates how to add a submenu to an existing menu.

Walkthrough: Creating an MRU Menu List

Demonstrates how to support a dynamic menu list in a submenu that is the basis of a Most Recently Used (MRU) menu.

Walkthrough: Adding a Toolbar to the IDE

Demonstrates how to add a toolbar to the Visual Studio IDE.

Walkthrough: Adding a Toolbar to a Tool Window

Demonstrates how to add a toolbar to a tool window.

Walkthrough: Adding a Menu Controller to a Toolbar

Demonstrates how to add a menu controller to a toolbar. A menu controller is a button that contains a default command and an arrow that reveals a drop down menu list where additional commands can be selected.

Walkthrough: Implementing a Context Menu in a Tool Window

Demonstrates how to add a context (that is, right-click) menu to the a tool window. In this case, a gradient service tool window.

Walkthrough: Creating a Menu Command VSPackage

Demonstrates how to generate a VSPackage that puts a menu command on the Visual Studio Tools menu.

Related Sections

Command Table Configuration (.Ctc) Files

Describes how to write and then compile a command table for your project.

Menus and Toolbars

Explains how to create a UI that includes menus, toolbars, and command combo boxes.

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