Will I be able to write Visual Studio Packages using managed code?

Great question Olle! Great question, and timely, too. I recommend getting VSIP 2003 Extras, which was just released today.

What is VSIP 2003 Extras, you ask? It’s an add-on for the VSIP 2003 SDK and provides additional capabilities for developing integration packages using managed code. It provides:

· NET Framework support. Interop assemblies let you develop VSIP packages in C#, managed extensions for C++, or Visual Basic .NET. New managed samples are provided and the documentation has been updated accordingly.

· VSIP Wizards. It’s never been easier to get started on a new integrated product. Our new Integration Package wizard and Language Service wizard take care of all of the basic setup for you, leaving you more time to focus on your product's specific features.

The Dr. feels that this is the season to get your managed package inoculations, so download VSIP 2003 Extras today. You can download it from:


First download and install the VSIP 2003 SDK and then download and install VSIP 2003 Extras from the same site. The best part is that it’s free! Happy packaging!


Dr. eX