Command Table Configuration (.Ctc) Files

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A command table configuration (.ctc) file is a text file that describes the command set for a VSPackage. A .ctc file is compiled into a native satellite DLL, managed satellite DLL, or managed VSPackage.

Note Note

Beginning with Visual Studio 2008 SDK, use XML Command Table (.vsct) files instead of command table configuration (.ctc) files to define how menus and commands appear in your VSPackages. For more information, see Visual Studio Command Table (.Vsct) Files.

The binary command table output file, identified by its .cto extension, is a resource that implements the command set described by its corresponding .ctc file.

Designing Command Table Configuration Files

Describes the syntax of a command table.

Command Table Compiler Command-Line Flags

Describes the command-line parameters that are used by the command table compiler.

How VSPackages Add User Interface Elements to the IDE

Describes the command table format specification.

Resources in Managed VSPackages

Describes the use of managed and unmanaged resources in managed VSPackages.

Command Table Format Reference

Provides details about each section of the command table configuration file.

Menus and Toolbars

Explains how to create a UI that includes menus, toolbars, and command combo boxes.