Creating Add-ins with the Add-in Wizard

Windows CE .NET

An efficient way to create an add-in is with the Add-in Wizard.

If you install Visual C++ .NET and then install Platform Builder, the Platform Builder Add-in Wizard is available when you start the Visual C++ .NET wizard.

However, if you install Platform Builder before installing Visual C++ .NET, you must make the Platform Builder add-in available by manually copying the file PBAddInWiz.awx from <Platform Builder installation path>\Cepb\Bin to <DRIVE:>\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin\IDE.

To run the Add-in Wizard

  • From the Visual Studio add-ins in the New Project dialog box, select Platform Builder Add-in.

The Add-in Wizard creates a basic add-in framework that you can run immediately after you finish. The wizard lets you supply a display name for the add-in, which appears in the Add-in Manager dialog box, and a description of the add-in. You can optionally choose to have the wizard generate the code to add a command to the Tools menu for invoking the add-in, once it is loaded into the IDE. When the wizard finishes, you have a new project with a single item.

See Also

Add-in Implementation | Add-in Wizard Results

 Last updated on Friday, October 08, 2004

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