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Projects Tutorials

Visual Studio projects are the containers that developers use to organize source code files and other assets. Projects let you organize, build, debug, and deploy source code and create references to Web services, databases, and other resources. You can view projects and their contents by using Solution Explorer.

The tutorials in this section teach how to create and extend Visual Studio projects. For more information about Visual Studio projects and what they can do, see Projects and Solutions.

Projects Tutorial 1: How to Create a Basic Project System

Shows how to create a project type that includes a prototype template, a custom icon, and a basic project factory implementation.

Visual Studio Integration Samples

An end-to-end sample of a complete language project system,

Visual Studio Integration SDK Roadmap

Describes how you can customize elements of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).