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Getting Started (Visual Studio Tools for Applications)

Visual Studio 2008

By using Visual Studio Tools for Applications, you can integrate a development environment into your host application. End-user developers can then use Visual Basic or Visual C# to create add-ins that help them customize your application to their specific needs.

Introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Applications

Provides key concepts to help you understand Visual Studio Tools for Applications.

What's New in Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0

Summarizes new features in Visual Studio Tools for Applications.

Installing Visual Studio Tools for Applications

Provides the installation instructions and download location to the Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0 SDK.

Overview of Integrating Visual Studio Tools for Applications

Describes the process of integrating Visual Studio Tools for Applications with your host application.

System Requirements for the Visual Studio Tools for Applications IDE

Describes the system requirements for the Visual Studio Tools for Applications integrated development environment (IDE).

Creating Proxies

Explains how to create proxies for managed and unmanaged object models by using the Proxy Generation tool (Proxygen.exe).

Creating Project Templates (Visual Studio Tools for Applications)

Explains how to create project templates by using the Project Template Generation tool (Projectgen.exe).

Discovering and Loading Add-Ins

Gives an overview of how to load and unload add-ins by using the .NET Framework.

Incorporating the Integrated Development Environment

Provides information about how to configure, start, and stop the IDE.

Creating In-Process Hosts

Provides an overview of using in-process hosts to extend the IDE project system, and links to a walkthrough that demonstrates the procedure.

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