Interface implemented by VSPackages needing their state information persisted by the Visual Studio settings mechanism.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|ExportSettings||Saves a VSPackage's configuration using the Visual Studio settings mechanism when the export option of the Import/Export Settings feature available on the IDE’s Tools menu is selected by a user.|
|ImportSettings||Retrieves a VSPackage's configuration using the Visual Studio settings mechanism when a user selects the import option of the Import/Export Settings feature on the IDE’s Tools menu.|
To persist a VSPackage configuration using the IVsPackage interface requires:
Registration of the VSPackage as providing Visual Studio settings support, this is referred to as defining a Custom Settings Point. For more information see, Persisting Settings
The optional implementation of the IVsUserSettingsQuery interface if management of when settings are saved is required.
For more information, see How to: Export Settings By Using Interop Assemblies and How to: Use Interop Assemblies to Import Settings.Notes to Implementers
Implement on interop assembly based VSPackages derived from IVsPackage to participate in the Visual Studio settings mechanism when users select the Import/Export Settings feature available on the IDE’s Tools menu.