VSPackage Branding

VSPackages can display icons and textual information about products (together called logos) in the Visual Studio splash screen and the Help About dialog box. For every product you add as a VSPackage, you can add one logo. The splash screen and Help About dialog box contain logos for the Visual Studio core products and other installed products.

Branding Overview

Discusses several approaches to creating splash screen and Help About logos.

How to: Brand a VSPackage (C# and Visual Basic)

Explains how to brand a managed VSPackage.

How to: Brand a VSPackage (C++)

Explains how to brand an unmanaged VSPackage.

How to: Test the Help About and Splash Screens

Explains how to test the help about and splash screens.

Reference.Package Sample (C#) in VSSDK Samples

Shows how to use managed code to advertise in the splash screen and Help About dialog box.

Reference.Package Sample (C++) in VSSDK Samples

Shows how to use unmanaged code to advertise in the splash screen and Help About dialog box.

VSPackage State

Lists common strategies for saving, restoring, and resetting the state of a VSPackage.

VSPackages

VSPackages extend the integrated development environment (IDE) by providing UI elements, services, projects, editors, and designers.

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