Aaron Marten

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Why can't I show the "Add New Items" dialog in a WPF flavored project?

If you've downloaded and tried out the IronPythonIntegration sample in the July/August 2007 CTP of...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/31/2007

Visual Studio 2008 SDK for Beta 2 - Re-Released

Last week, we released the Visual Studio 2008 SDK - July 2007 CTP targeting Beta 2. As James...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/09/2007

IronPython Integration Sample and the WPF Designer

[Update Jan 04, 2008: Made <system.codedom> instructions more clear. Thanks to Cory Bloyd for...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/01/2007

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 SDK Released

We've just released a version of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK targeting Beta 2. You can go grab it...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/31/2007

Timezones on MSDN Forums

One of the features I've been wishing for on the MSDN forums is support for displaying message...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/31/2007

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Soma has just announced that Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been shipped! You can download Visual...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/26/2007

Devenv /Setup Performance

When starting out with the Visual Studio SDK, one of the things you may notice from the start is the...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/19/2007

VSX "How Do I" Video Series

Pablo just mentioned this on his blog, but there are a new series of "How do I?" videos on VSX (as...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/29/2007

FolderShare + Powershell = Global Powershell Profile

I am starting to force myself to learn new tricks and generally use Powershell more and more. The...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/27/2007

VSSDK Assist

If you managed to make it to TechEd 2007, hopefully you were able to check out our chalk talk on...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/11/2007

Developing Packages as a Normal User (or How I Learned to Love UAC)

By now if you've had a chance to use Windows Vista, you've undoubtedly witnessed UAC in action....

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/06/2007

Visual Studio 2008 Shell

I'm here at TechEd, and we just announced that Visual Studio "Orcas" is now officially Visual Studio...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/06/2007

CTC is dead...Long Live VSCT! (Part 2)

In Part 1, I provided a brief overview of what VSCT looks like and some of the obvious advantages of...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 05/11/2007

Enter VSX

A new acronym that you'll see myself and others using more of now is VSX, which stands for Visual...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/29/2007

Visual Studio SDK for Orcas Beta 1

We've just released a version of the Visual Studio SDK that targets Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1....

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/27/2007

CTC is dead...Long Live VSCT! (Part 1)

One of the pieces of feedback we've gotten for a while now around creating a Visual Studio Package...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/02/2007

Package Load Analyzer

One of the great new features that we've added to the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4.0 is a tool...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/02/2007

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista

In case you're using the latest and greatest release of Windows, you should consider downloading the...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 03/06/2007

Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4.0 has shipped!

Download: Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4.0 From the download overview: "This is the official...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 03/01/2007

Mocking Visual Studio

One of the really cool features (that I only briefly mentioned here a few months ago) that ships in...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 02/21/2007

Scripting Visual Studio with Windows PowerShell

One of the really cool new things that shipped recently that I've been trying to learn more about is...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 02/06/2007

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Released

We've just released Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. You can get it from the Microsoft Download...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 12/18/2006

Dr. eX on Debugging Package Load Failures

Dr. eX has just posted an article called Debugging Package Load Failures that contains some great...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 12/14/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - December 2006 (CTP)

Last Friday, our team shipped the December 2006 CTP of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. You can get the...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 12/11/2006

IronPython for ASP.NET

Mahesh from the IronPython team has just announced the release of IronPython for ASP.NET (CTP). I...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 11/02/2006

Where have all the Powertoys gone?

If you download our November 2006 CTP, you may notice that the powertoys are no longer included....

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 10/27/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - Version 4 November 2006 CTP Available

We've just posted the November 2006 CTP version of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 4. This...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 10/27/2006

VSIP / VS SDK @ TechEd Europe 2006

In case you're fortunate enough to be going to TechEd Europe 2006, be sure to check out the various...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 10/27/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - Version 4 Planning

Allen has posted the current product backlog that we are hoping to accomplish for the Version 4...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 09/27/2006

Visual Studio SDK Documentation Wiki

Paul Cornell (VSSDK Documentation Manager) has just announced that like much of the other MSDN...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 09/19/2006

IronPython 1.0 has shipped!

As has been announced all over the Internet, the IronPython team shipped their 1.0 release this past...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 09/08/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK Documentation now available online

Paul Cornell (the Documentation Manager for the VSSDK) has more details posted on his blog....

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 09/08/2006

Two More VSSDK Bloggers to mention...

Just thought I'd quickly mention two more VSSDK bloggers to add to your RSS reader: Patrice Pelland...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/28/2006

Managed Language Tools in Visual Studio 2005 SDK

In the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 3, we've included a toolset which should be of value to you if...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/15/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - August 2006 CTP now available

http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/downloads/69/UserFileDownload.ashx Some of the new features...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 08/03/2006

Powertoys in the VSSDK

I received an email asking for a little more information on what exactly the Event Toaster Powertoy...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/19/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - July 2006 CTP now available for download

http://affiliate.vsipmembers.com/downloads/66/UserFileDownload.ashx Some highlights of this CTP:...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/13/2006

More VSSDK Channel 9 Content and new URL

Some members of the VSSDK team (namely Patrice Pelland and Anthony Cangialosi) have been working on...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 07/13/2006

AllenD : VS SDK on Vista

Allen has just posted some good tips on using the Visual Studio SDK on Windows Vista.

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/23/2006

Visual Studio SDK on Channel 9!

Obviously saving the best for last before he ventures out from Microsoft, Scoble and the Channel 9...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/21/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK - June 2006 CTP Available

Download the Visual Studio 2005 SDK – June 2006 CTP (Free Registration required) Some of the new...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 06/01/2006

IronRuby - Visual Studio Integration

Wilco Bauwer has been working for several months on an implementation of the Ruby language that...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 05/31/2006

More Visual Studio Extensibility samples....

Think that samples of extending Visual Studio through the VSIP interfaces only exist in the VSSDK?...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 05/11/2006

'Consolas' font for Visual Studio 2005

Sean Laberee on the Visual Studio editor team posted that you can now download a new font called...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 05/09/2006

Visual Studio Extensibility Contest

You can win up to $5000 in the recently announced Visual Studio Extensibility Contest! Additionally,...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 05/09/2006

Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 2 has Shipped!!!!

You can download the SDK here. This is the second release of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK (version one...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/17/2006

Line Separators in the VS Core Editor

During the VSIP Developer Lab that was held here in Redmond last week, I investigated a quick...

Author: Aaron Marten Date: 04/17/2006

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