This attribute provides a package load key for your package. Not needed in Visual Studio 2010.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.12.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.12.0.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|CompanyName||Gets the company name.|
|MinimumEdition||Gets the minimum edition of Visual Studio needed to load your VSPackage.|
|ProductName||Gets the name of your VSPackage.|
|ProductVersion||Gets the version number of your VSPackage.|
|ResourceId||Gets the resource ID for the Package Load Key.|
|TypeId||Gets the current instance of this attribute. (Inherited from RegistrationAttribute.)|
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Register||Provides registration information about a VSPackage when called by an external registration tool such as regpkg.exe. (Overrides RegistrationAttribute.Register(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext).)|
|RegKeyName||Returns the registry key name for this package's load key information.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Unregister||Removes the registration information about a VSPackage when called by an external registration tool such as regpkg.exe. (Overrides RegistrationAttribute.Unregister(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext).)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Packages that target Visual Studio 2010 only do not need a package load key.
Packages that target Visual Studio 2008 and earlier must have a package load key in order to validate and load VSPackages. This includes VSPackages provided by third parties, regardless of whether the hosting version of Visual Studio has a VSIP license.
Developers can load their own VSPackages without package load key if they have a valid VSIP developer license.
This attribute class is used only to provide data for external registration tools like regpkg.exe. It does not have any effect on the runtime behavior of the VSPackage. For more information, see Registering VSPackages.
Visual C# automatically appends the word Attribute to the name of any attribute class. In Visual C# code, refer to this attribute as ProvideLoadKey.