ProvideLoadKeyAttribute ProvideLoadKeyAttribute ProvideLoadKeyAttribute ProvideLoadKeyAttribute ProvideLoadKeyAttribute Class

Definition

This attribute provides a package load key for your package. Not needed in Visual Studio 2010.

public ref class ProvideLoadKeyAttribute sealed : Microsoft::VisualStudio::Shell::RegistrationAttribute
public ref class ProvideLoadKeyAttribute sealed : Microsoft::VisualStudio::Shell::RegistrationAttribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple=false, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class ProvideLoadKeyAttribute : Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.RegistrationAttribute
type ProvideLoadKeyAttribute = class
    inherit RegistrationAttribute
Public NotInheritable Class ProvideLoadKeyAttribute
Inherits RegistrationAttribute
Inheritance
ProvideLoadKeyAttributeProvideLoadKeyAttributeProvideLoadKeyAttributeProvideLoadKeyAttributeProvideLoadKeyAttribute
Attributes

Remarks

Important

Packages that target Visual Studio 2010 only do not need a package load key.

Packages that target Visual Studio 2008 and earlier must have a package load key in order to validate and load VSPackages. This includes VSPackages provided by third parties, regardless of whether the hosting version of Visual Studio has a VSIP license.

Developers can load their own VSPackages without package load key if they have a valid VSIP developer license.

This attribute class is used only to provide data for external registration tools like regpkg.exe. It does not have any effect on the runtime behavior of the VSPackage. For more information, see Registering VSPackages.

Note

Visual C# automatically appends the word Attribute to the name of any attribute class. In Visual C# code, refer to this attribute as ProvideLoadKey.

When to Call

For VSPackages that target Visual Studio 2008 and earlier, apply this attribute to your Package-derived class or class that implements IVsPackage to define its package load key. A package load key is used by Visual Studio to validate that a package can be loaded.

Constructors

ProvideLoadKeyAttribute(String, String, String, String, Int16) ProvideLoadKeyAttribute(String, String, String, String, Int16) ProvideLoadKeyAttribute(String, String, String, String, Int16) ProvideLoadKeyAttribute(String, String, String, String, Int16) ProvideLoadKeyAttribute(String, String, String, String, Int16)

Creates a new ProvideLoadKeyAttribute.

Properties

CompanyName CompanyName CompanyName CompanyName CompanyName

Gets the company name.

MinimumEdition MinimumEdition MinimumEdition MinimumEdition MinimumEdition

Gets the minimum edition of Visual Studio needed to load your VSPackage.

ProductName ProductName ProductName ProductName ProductName

Gets the name of your VSPackage.

ProductVersion ProductVersion ProductVersion ProductVersion ProductVersion

Gets the version number of your VSPackage.

ResourceId ResourceId ResourceId ResourceId ResourceId

Gets the resource ID for the Package Load Key.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

Gets the current instance of this attribute.

(Inherited from RegistrationAttribute)

Methods

GetPackageRegKeyPath(Guid) GetPackageRegKeyPath(Guid) GetPackageRegKeyPath(Guid) GetPackageRegKeyPath(Guid) GetPackageRegKeyPath(Guid)

Gets the registry path (relative to the registry root of the application) of the VSPackage.

(Inherited from RegistrationAttribute)
Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext)

Provides registration information about a VSPackage when called by an external registration tool such as regpkg.exe.

RegKeyName(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) RegKeyName(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) RegKeyName(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) RegKeyName(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) RegKeyName(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext)

Returns the registry key name for this package's load key information.

Unregister(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Unregister(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Unregister(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Unregister(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Unregister(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext)

Removes the registration information about a VSPackage when called by an external registration tool such as regpkg.exe.

Applies to