RegisterExtenderAttribute.Register(RegistrationAttribute+RegistrationContext) Method


Called to register this attribute with the given context. The context contains the location where the registration information should be placed. it also contains such as the type being registered, and path information.

 override void Register(Microsoft::VisualStudio::Shell::RegistrationAttribute::RegistrationContext ^ context);
 override void Register(Microsoft::VisualStudio::Shell::RegistrationAttribute::RegistrationContext const & context);
public override void Register (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext context);
override this.Register : Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext -> unit
Public Overrides Sub Register (context As RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext)



A registration context provided by an external registration tool. The context can be used to create registry keys, log registration activity, and obtain information about the component being registered.


VSPackages implementing the RegisterExtenderAttribute class do not need to call the Register method. Register is called by the registration tools.

Registry Entries

The following registry entries are created by the RegisterExtenderAttribute class:

  • <VSROOT>\Extenders\{CATID}\EditorName\

  • <VSROOT>\Extenders\{CATID}\EditorName\@={ExtenderGuid}

Applies to