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Visual Studio Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Visual Studio SDK includes documentation, samples, and code to help you develop products that integrate with Visual Studio.

The Visual Studio Extensibility Developer Center on the MSDN website offers the news and information about Visual Studio extensibility. To download the latest Visual Studio SDK release, go to the Microsoft Download Center.

Introducing the Visual Studio SDK

Describes how you can automate and extend Visual Studio, and links to more detailed information.

Extending Visual Studio Overview

Contains documentation that shows how to extend Visual Studio.

Customizing for Testing By Using the Visual Studio SDK

Shows how you can extend Team Edition for Testers to add new test types.

Visual Studio SDK Reference

Contains reference documentation.

Visual Studio

Contains the documentation for Visual Studio itself.

Toolbox Controls Installer

These guidelines—on the Microsoft Download Center website—show how to install toolbox controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox.