VSPackages are software modules that extend the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) by providing UI elements, services, projects, editors, and designers.
In This Section
Presents the important elements of a VSPackage.
Implementing the IVsPackage Interface
Explains how to implement the IVsPackage interface.
Explains how to create VSPackages in managed code.
Developing VSPackages By Using the Visual Studio Library
Explains how to use the Visual Studio Library template classes to develop VSPackages in unmanaged code.
Discusses how to register a VSPackage.
How to: Troubleshoot VSPackages
Discusses problems that you may experience with your VSPackage and gives tips for solving them.
How to: Use the Activity Log
Discusses the use of an activity log to help with debugging VSPackages in retail environments.
Explains how and when VSPackages are loaded by Visual Studio.
Explains how to save, restore, and change the state of a VSPackage.
Shows how to advertise a VSPackage within Visual Studio.
Best Practices for Security in VSPackages
Helps you to create more secure products by understanding security vulnerabilities.
- Visual Studio IDE Architecture
Describes Visual Studio and its IDE, and introduces strategies and techniques for extending the IDE.