Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All
Important This document may not represent best practices for current development, links to downloads and other resources may no longer be valid. Current recommended version can be found here.

Extensibility Projects 

The Extensibility projects templates in the New Project dialog box enable you to create Add-ins, which are extensions of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Add-In Types

You can create two types of add-ins:

  • Visual Studio Add-ins — A Visual Studio add-in works only in the Visual Studio and Visual Studio Macros environments.

  • Shared Add-Ins — In addition to working in the Visual Studio and Visual Studio Macros environments, a shared Add-in also works in Microsoft Office applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Excel.

To open the New Project dialog box:

  1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project.

  2. Expand Other Project Types and click Extensibility.

    The Add-in project templates appear in the Templates pane.

Selecting either project starts the Add-In Wizard where you can select:

  • The programming language in which to create the Add-in.

  • The application hosts, such as Visual Studio or Microsoft Access.

  • Other Add-in options.

The Extensibility project templates create a project in the solution and a setup project for distributing the Add-in.

See Also

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft