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VSPackages and the Managed Package Framework

You can reduce development time by creating a VSPackage with the managed package framework (MPF) classes instead of by using COM interop classes.

There are two ways to create a managed VSPackage:

Managed Package Framework Classes

Describes and lists the MPF class namespaces and DLL files.

Walkthrough: Creating a Menu Command By Using the Visual Studio Package Template

Explains how to create a managed VSPackage.

Managed VSPackages

Introduces aspects of VSPackages that apply to managed code.