Developer Support Blog for Visual Studio Extensibility

Your VS Package may not load after porting it to VS 2012

With VS 2010, the IDE recreates the user's 10.0_Config registry hive and remerges menu resources...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 10/08/2012

Sample Browser Extension for Visual Studio 2010/2012

3500+ samples at your fingertips. The new Sample Browser Extension allows you to quickly search,...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 09/07/2012

Visual Studio 2010 Professional Upgrade Pre-Order

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will launch on April 12 but you can beat the rush and...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 03/11/2010

How to register existing packages to run under VS 2010 Experimental Instance

Aaron Marten’s blog “Pkgdef and the Experimental Instance in VS 2010” points out that when...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 03/08/2010

How to create a pkgdef file for your Visual Studio Package

The .pkgdef file was first introduced with VS 2008, to allow for easily registering packages...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 03/08/2010

Dissecting VS 2010 Package Registration

While it’s still possible to register your packages, by manually or programmatically adding the...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 03/01/2010

Hotfix posted for VS 2010 RC1 Intellisense crash

On systems where an application or device is actively using UIAutomation (Tablet, Multi-touch, etc),...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 02/16/2010

Problems building VS 2008 SDKSample

Recently, one of our partners had a question pertaining to Help 2.0 integration, and I wanted to use...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 11/12/2009

Replacing the Default Error Dialog in the Isolated Shell

Background: Recently one of our VSIP partners asked if it was possible to customize the default...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 10/14/2009

Macro that tests for proper implementation of AutomationProperties

Background: VSPackages can offer up a set of custom properties for their Tools.Options pages, by...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 10/13/2009

PcwTESample for VS 2008

Background: The PcwTESample project, is a sample which illustrates how to extend the Team Explorer...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 10/02/2009

Useful Macros

Background: I always have a difficult time remembering the various properties that can be set on an...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 06/16/2009

How to push F1 context keywords for property pages in the project designer?

Background: IPropertyPage.Help is not invoked on property pages integrated with the Application...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 06/01/2009

How to localize a managed VS Package

Background: Historically, localized resources for Visual Studio packages were located in native...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 05/26/2009

Where can I get assistance with my Visual Studio Extensibility issue?

There are a good number of support options available for developers with questions and/or problems...

Author: Ed Dore Date: 03/19/2009