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Releasing a Visual Studio Integration Product

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The topics in this section show you how to release your Visual Studio integration product by building and installing VSPackages and using the Visual Studio Integration Test (VSIT). A valid package load key (PLK) is required for each VSPackage in your product. For information about obtaining and installing PLKs, see VSPackage Load Keys.

In This Section

Product Release Essentials

Presents best practices for setup development and testing.

Installing VSPackages

Discusses how to build and install VSPackages and how to support users who are running multiple versions of Visual Studio at the same time.

Visual Studio Integration Tests

Describes the VSIT suite for conducting integration testing.

Visual Studio SDK Redistributable Components

Discusses components that you can distribute to users according to the terms of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK license agreement.

Visual Studio 2008 Shell (Integrated Mode) Setup and User Guide

Provides VSIP partners with a redistributable version of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) so that they can add their own development tools and computer languages.

Installation and Deployment Frequently Asked Questions

Contains responses to questions and issues about installation and deployment from the Visual Studio user community.

Related Sections

Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers

Describes how to use the Team Edition for Testers suite to create, manage, edit, and run tests, and also obtain and store test results.

Visual Studio Integration Architecture

Describes Visual Studio and its IDE, and introduces strategies and techniques for extending the IDE.