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VSPackage Architecture

The following information provides details about the architecture of VSPackages.

Implementing the IVsPackage Interface

Explains why VSPackages must implement the IVsPackage interface.

Managed VSPackages

Introduces aspects of VSPackages that apply to managed code.

Registering VSPackages (C#)

Discusses the system registry entries that describe and locate a VSPackage.

Load Key Values in the Windows Registry

Lists the keys and values that an unmanaged VSPackage must set in the system registry.


Serves as the gateway interface between Visual Studio and a VSPackage.


Introduces VSPackages, which extend the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) by providing UI elements, services, projects, editors, and designers.