Extending Other Parts of Visual Studio
There are many more parts of the Visual Studio UI that you can extend. Here we show you just a few.
The basic building blocks of Visual Studio Extensibility are VSPackages. Learn how to add a VSPackage: Creating an Extension with a VSPackage
Learn how to read and write to the status bar and the progress bar, and how to provide animations and other UI: Extending the Status Bar.
Learn how to make your own start page, either from scratch or from a downloadable start page sample: Creating a Custom Start Page.