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This section contains discussions of Visual Studio extensibility technologies that are still supported but that have replacement technologies that are newer.

Legacy Interfaces in the Editor

This section explains how to access the editor with legacy (IVs*) interfaces rather than the newer MEF code: Legacy Interfaces in the Editor.

Tool Windows in the Registry

This section explains how to set up tool windows directly in the registry: Tool Windows in the Registry.