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How to: Force a VSPackage to Load
VSPackages are ordinarily loaded only when their accompanying functionality is required to complete a process. Under some circumstances, however, a VSPackage may have to force another VSPackage to be loaded. For example, a lightweight VSPackage might load a larger VSPackage in a programming context that is not available as a CMDUIContext.
You can use the LoadPackage method to force a VSPackage to load.
To force a VSPackage to load
Insert this code into the Initialize method of the VSPackage that forces another VSPackage to load:
When the VSPackage is initialized, it will force PackageToBeLoaded to load.
Force loading should not be used for VSPackage communication. Use Services instead.