Commands, Menus, and Toolbars
A VSPackage typically has a user interface that includes one or more commands. Commands are found on menus, toolbars (such as a toolbar in a tool window), and command combo boxes.
The topics in this section explain how commands, menus, and toolbars work in VSPackages.
In This Section
Command, Menu, and Toolbar Overview
Presents best practices for adding menus and toolbars to your VSPackage.
How VSPackages Add User Interface Elements to the IDE
An in-depth description of the Command Table Format specification.
Visual Studio Command Table (.Vsct) Files
Describes an XML-based syntax and compiler for command tables.
Default Command, Group, and Toolbar Placement
Describes predefined commands, groups, menus, and toolbars.
IDE-Defined Commands, Menus, and Groups
Specifies the predefined menus, commands, and command groups available for use by the Visual Studio IDE.
Explains how to implement commands.
Common Tasks with Commands, Menus, and Toolbars
Provides a comprehensive list of common menu tasks.
Walkthroughs for Commands, Menus, and Toolbars
Provides a collection of walkthroughs for commands, menus, and toolbars.
VSCT XML Schema Reference
Describes all UI components and their flags.
Describes how a VSPackage is loaded and how loading is controlled by command context.
Selection Context Objects
Explains the Visual Studio model for determining the selection context focuses of a window.
Explains how to use Visual Studio services to create UI elements that match the rest of Visual Studio.