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How to: Compile Example Code for Project Model Extensibility

In Visual Studio 2013, add-ins are deprecated. We recommend that you upgrade your add-ins to VSPackage extensions. For more information about how to upgrade, see FAQ: Converting Add-ins to VSPackage Extensions.

Most reference topics in the Visual C++ Project Model contain a code example. This code example has been tested to compile using the macro environment and run in the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) while a C++ project is active.

You must add the Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine reference to the macro environment. For more information, see How to: Add or Remove References By Using the Add Reference Dialog Box.

Note Note

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To compile and run a code sample with the macro editor

  1. On the View menu, point to Other Windows and then click Macro Explorer.

  2. Expand MyMacros.

  3. Right-click Module1 and click Edit on the shortcut menu.

    This opens the Visual Studios Macros environment.

  4. Right-click the References folder and click Add Reference on the shortcut menu.

  5. In the Add Reference dialog box, click Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine to select it, click Add, and click OK.

  6. Add the following code to the top of the module file:

    Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine
    
  7. Add the sample code from the reference topic to the module file.

  8. Right-click MyMacros and click Build on the shortcut menu.

  9. Close the Visual Studios Macros environment.

  10. On the Tools menu, point to Macros, and then click Macro Explorer.

  11. Right-click the procedure name (from Module1) and click Run from the shortcut menu.

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