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Visual Studio SDK

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The Visual Studio SDK includes documentation, samples, and code to help you develop products that integrate with the Visual Studio product family.

In This Section

Getting Started with the Visual Studio SDK

Introduces the Visual Studio SDK and guides you to detailed documentation about the different kinds of integration available in Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Development Environment SDK

Contains detailed information about how to build products that run in and extend the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Here are just some of the ways you can extend the Visual Studio IDE:

  • Add commands to menus and toolbars.

  • Create your own windows.

  • Provide editors and debuggers for your custom language.

Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers

Several Team Edition for Testers test types are integrated into Visual Studio. This section shows you how to extend Team Edition for Testers to add new test types.

Using the System Definition Model (SDM) SDK

By using SDM, system administrators and designers can create a live model of a system to diagnose problems such as compatibility issues.

Team Foundation Server SDK

Provides resources, documentation, and samples that enable you to extend Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. This documentation supports the release versions of Visual Studio 2005 and Team Foundation Server.

The intended audience includes tool vendors ISVs, early adopters, and evaluators who want to explore the extensibility and integration characteristics of various components of Team Foundation Server. However, the SDK programmer can be anyone who writes code against the Team Foundation Server object models.

Domain-Specific Language Tools

Descibes using Domain-Specific Language (DSL) Tools to construct and customize visual designers for your specific problem domain. For example, you might use a specialized language to describe a user interface, a business process, a database, or the flow of information. By using the toolkit, you can build customized modeling tools, define and implement a modeling language, and generate code from those descriptions.

Visual Studio SDK Reference

Presents a list of reference topics.