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VS Shell deployment


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An isolated shell lets you determine which Visual Studio functionality you need to interact with your domain-specific language and how that solution should appear. For more information about the Visual Studio isolated shell, see Customizing the Isolated Shell. You can find more information about how to customize the isolated shell in Customizing the Isolated Shell.

To set a Visual Studio Shell as the Deployment Target

  1. In the DslPackage project, open source.extension.tt.

  2. Under <SupportedProducts> insert:

    <IsolatedShell Version="1.0">MyIsolatedShell</IsolatedShell>  

    Replace MyIsolatedShell with the name of your isolated shell package.