Registering VSPackages


Visual Studio relies on .pkgdef files to describe and locate a VSPackage. A .pkgdef file contains all the registration information that would otherwise be added to the system registry. Managed VSPackages are registered by adding attributes to the source code and then running the CreatePkgDef Utility on the resulting assembly to generate a .pkgdef file.

In This Section

Specifying VSPackage File Location to the VS Shell

Describes the loading path for VSPackages.

Registering and Unregistering VSPackages

Explains how to register a VSPackage.

Using a Custom Registration Attribute to Register an Extension

Describes how to create a registration manifest that can be used to deploy a managed VSPackage.