Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

Blog to discuss extensibility in Visual Studio

Soma posts about building extensions

It's always nice to see a blog post from your VP discussing your feature area :) Soma posted a high...

Author: Quan Date: 12/09/2009

VSX Conference Day 1

Our annual VSX Conference started today, the same day we officially announced and launched Visual...

Author: Quan Date: 10/19/2009

Extension Manager Intro Video

I just put together a quick intro to the extension manager. Consider it my 1 minute elevator pitch...

Author: Quan Date: 07/02/2009

Our Visual Studio Gallery just got an update today with some small changes since our initial Beta 1...

Author: Quan Date: 06/16/2009

How do I deploy a Toolbox Control as a VSIX?

Several partners have asked me how they can package up their Visual Studio 2010 Toolbox Controls as...

Author: Quan Date: 06/12/2009

Channel 9 talks about Extensibility and VS 2010 Beta 1

I just got forwarded this Channel 9 video posted a couple of weeks ago:...

Author: Quan Date: 06/12/2009

Why isn't there a 64 bit version of Visual Studio?

Our Visual Studio Chief Architect, Rico Mariani, wrote up a great blog about why we haven't moved to...

Author: Quan Date: 06/11/2009

Building and publishing a Visual Studio 2010 extension walkthrough

It's always great to see your General Manager excited about a feature you worked on. It's nice to...

Author: Quan Date: 06/04/2009

Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 installer crashes when I click on "Next"

I updated our Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 SDK readme a few days ago but I wanted to call this out in...

Author: Quan Date: 06/02/2009

Integrated and Isolated Shell for VS 2010 Beta 1

We quietly shipped the Visual Studio Integrated and Isolated Shells when Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1...

Author: Quan Date: 05/28/2009

What is a VSIX?

The VSIX file is the unit of deployment for a Visual Studio 2010 Extension. Visual Studio will...

Author: Quan Date: 05/26/2009

5 Reasons to learn about extending VS 2010

One of our Visual Studio Extensibility MVPs just put together a great blog about why you should...

Author: Quan Date: 05/22/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Extensibility Forum

If you have any Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 extensibility questions with the Extension Manager, VSIX,...

Author: Quan Date: 05/21/2009

Reference Assistant for Visual Studio 2010

A few weeks ago, I mentioned the Reference Assistant extension for Visual Studio in my blog. I've...

Author: Quan Date: 05/21/2009

First few VS 2010 extensions are now available

One of our Editor Developers (Noah Richards) has uploaded the first and second Visual Studio...

Author: Quan Date: 05/20/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Resharper Extension (coming soon)!!

It looks like the guys over in Jetbrains are starting to work on their Visual Studio 2010 Resharper...

Author: Quan Date: 05/18/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is available (for MSDN subscribers)

We're live!!! After nearly a year and a half, we've reached another milestone for Visual Studio. The...

Author: Quan Date: 05/18/2009

Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Readme

Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Supplemental Readme The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Documentation is...

Author: Quan Date: 05/13/2009

Tech Ed Editor Talk

Tech Ed is around the corner! I can't believe it's been almost a year since the last Tech Ed in...

Author: Quan Date: 05/08/2009

Reference Assistant

A few weeks ago, several of our VSIP partners came on campus for another Dev Clinic. One of the...

Author: Quan Date: 04/28/2009

What are the customization points for the Visual Studio Isolated Shell?

I've been asked this several times by our Visual Studio Integration Partners, by folks with...

Author: Quan Date: 03/17/2009

Microsoft Outlook: Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be Found.

This has been driving me crazy for a couple of weeks now so I wanted to blog the solution and...

Author: Quan Date: 03/01/2009

What to get a developer for Christmas?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Atleast it is in the Northwest. There's about a foot of...

Author: Quan Date: 12/22/2008

Visual Studio 2008 Russian edition has just been Released!

I normally don't make a big deal out of localized languages shipping but this one's special. We've...

Author: Quan Date: 10/27/2008

What happened to msenv.pdb for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1?

The build process in the developer division builds symbols for all our binaries on a daily basis....

Author: Quan Date: 10/09/2008

VS SDK Momentum

We're picking up a lot of mometum with the Visual Studio 2008 SDK. We have over 170,000 downloads of...

Author: Quan Date: 10/03/2008

How do I get progress back from the integrated or isolated shell installer at setup time?

I've been asked by a few VSIP partners this week and a few times over email so I wanted to put the...

Author: Quan Date: 09/18/2008

VSX Dev Con - VSIP Dinner

The public portion of our Visual Studio Extensibility Dev Conference ended Tuesday. We had a great...

Author: Quan Date: 09/18/2008

VSX Dev Con - Day 2

Another great day at our VSX Dev Conference today. Our marketing directory Joe Marini kicked things...

Author: Quan Date: 09/16/2008

VSX Dev Con - Day 1 - Part 2

It's been a full day of sessions and we're still not done yet. James is currently presenting a talk...

Author: Quan Date: 09/15/2008

VSX Dev Con - Day 1

I'm blogging live from the VSX Dev Con. Right now, our VS Chief Architect Rico Mariani is giving the...

Author: Quan Date: 09/15/2008

VSX Conference is next week!

It's been pretty exciting around here as we're getting ready to host our first public VSX...

Author: Quan Date: 09/09/2008

We Shipped!!!

The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 just released! I have the honor of posting the bits online, sending...

Author: Quan Date: 08/20/2008

Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 Readme

Readme for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.1 This readme provides information about what is new...

Author: Quan Date: 08/15/2008

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is live!

After countless hours, the Developer Division has just released Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1!!!...

Author: Quan Date: 08/11/2008

VSX Conference Sessions posted

Our Visual Studio Ecosystem team will be putting on a conference on September 15th and 16th. It'll...

Author: Quan Date: 07/28/2008

Good Luck Ken!

Our VSX community PM, Ken Levy has decided to leave the castle walls at Microsoft and start his own...

Author: Quan Date: 07/18/2008

Getting PLKs are now a lot easier

I've been on the Ecosystem team for just over half a year now. I don't know how many times I've been...

Author: Quan Date: 07/03/2008

Build and customize your own Isolated Shell (Tech Ed Chalk Talk)

For Tech Ed 2008, I gave a Chalk Talk on how to build and customize your own Visual Studio Isolated...

Author: Quan Date: 06/10/2008

While James and I have been out to conferences, the other two program managers on our team, Anthony...

Author: Quan Date: 06/06/2008

Tech Ed Day 4 (last day)

Today was the last day of the Tech Ed Developer's conference. Next week will be the IT Pro...

Author: Quan Date: 06/06/2008

Tech Ed Day 3

Today was my chalk talk at Tech Ed. We were hoping for a good crowd and weren't disappointed. The...

Author: Quan Date: 06/05/2008

VSX Dev Con - Sept 15 & 16

I've been promoting this at the booth at Tech Ed but also wanted to make sure I mention it on my...

Author: Quan Date: 06/04/2008

Tech Ed Day 2

Today was a little less hectic as I only had one shift from 11:45 am to 2:45 pm. I chatted with a...

Author: Quan Date: 06/04/2008

Tech Ed 2008 - Day 1

Tech Ed Day 1 It’s hot in Orlando. Real hot. Extremely hot. Lightning and flash storms also seem to...

Author: Quan Date: 06/04/2008

Tech Ed Booth Duty Schedule

Our booth duty schedule has been finalized for Tech Ed next week. If you're coming to Tech Ed and...

Author: Quan Date: 05/31/2008

Tech Ed Booth Duty

While in Orlando next week, there will be four of us staffing the VSX booth. I'm still not 100% sure...

Author: Quan Date: 05/29/2008

Some new faces on the VS SDK

We just added a few more people to our small team. Jean-Marc joined us a few months ago and is...

Author: Quan Date: 05/29/2008

Why can't I debug my VS Package in an Isolated Shell?

Aaron helped me figure this out as it puzzled me for a couple of days :) It's also a topic at:...

Author: Quan Date: 05/27/2008

Tech Ed Chalk Talk

It's been a busy week. My chalk talk is in less than two weeks (or a fort night as Gareth would say)...

Author: Quan Date: 05/23/2008

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