Visual Studio 2022 SDK removed APIs

Important

Visual Studio 2022 is currently in preview and is not licensed for use in production environments.

The APIs below have been removed from the Visual Studio SDK and can no longer be used, please see each section for details on how to update your code.

IVsImageService

The IVsImageService is being removed in Visual Studio 2022. All users of IVsImageService should move to IVsImageService2 instead.

If you use IVsImageService, replace calls to its methods with calls to equivalent methods on IVsImageService2:

IVsImageService Method Equivalent IVsImageService2 Method
Add AddCustomImage
Get GetImage
GetIconForFile GetImageMonikerForFile
GetIconForFileEx GetImageMonikerForFile

IVsImageService’s Add and Get methods referred to custom images by name (a string), rather than a moniker. It is preferable that you switch your code to use only monikers to refer to custom images, but if this proves impractical IVsImageService2 has a couple of methods that will allow you to associate a name with a moniker:

  • TryAssociateNameWithMoniker
  • GetImageMonikerForName

Using those two methods, you can continue to reference images by name.

IBlockContextProvider

The IBlockContextProvider and related types are being removed in Visual Studio 2022. All users of IBlockContextProvider should move to IStructureContextSourceProvider instead.

Users of IBlockContextProvider should use IStructureContextSourceProvider instead (documentation).

IToolTipProvider

The IToolTipProvider and related types are being removed in Visual Studio 2022. All users of IToolTipProvider should move to IToolTipService instead.

Users of IToolTipProvider should use IToolTipService instead (documentation).

IVsTextScanner and IVsFullTextScanner

The IVsTextScanner and IVsFullTextScanner are being removed in Visual Studio 2022. All users of IVsTextScanner or IVsFullTextScanner should move to IVsTextLines instead.

Users of IVsTextScanner or IVsFullTextScanner should use IVsTextLines instead (documentation).

Asynchronous solution load and lightweight solution load

The Asynchronous solution load (ASL) and lightweight solution load (LSL) features are being removed in Visual Studio 2022, as such the following methods are being removed:

Interfaces

  • IVsSolution4 - Methods: IsBackgroundSolutionLoadEnabled, EnsureProjectsAreLoaded, EnsureProjectIsLoaded, EnsureSolutionIsLoaded
  • IVsSolutionLoadEvents - Methods: OnBeforeBackgroundSolutionLoadBegins, OnQueryBackgroundLoadProjectBatch, OnBeforeLoadProjectBatch, OnAfterLoadProjectBatch
  • IVsSolutionLoadManagerSupport - Entire interface
  • IVsSolutionLoadManager - Entire interface
  • IVsSccManager3 - Entire interface
  • IVsAsynchronousProjectCreate - Entire interface
  • IVsAsynchronousProjectCreateUI - Entire interface

Enums, properties, and UI contexts

  • VSHPROPID_ProjectUnloadStatus - Enum: UNLOADSTATUS_LoadPendingIfNeeded
  • VSHPROPID_DemandLoadDependencies
  • VSHPROPID_IsProjectProvisioned
  • VSPROPID_IsInBackgroundIdleLoadProjectBatch
  • VSPROPID_IsInSyncDemandLoadProjectBatch
  • VSPROPID_ActiveSolutionLoadManager
  • UICONTEXT_BackgroundProjectLoad

None.

IVsDummy

The IVsDummy is being removed in Visual Studio 2022 and will not be replaced.

None. But, it should have no impact as the API did nothing.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Task

The Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Task class has been renamed to Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.TaskListItem so as to not conflict with the very popular System.Threading.Tasks.Task class.

Open from source safe

Support for opening a solution from source safe is being removed, as such the following methods, events, and, constants are being removed.

Interfaces

  • IVsSCCProvider3 - Entire interface

None.

New WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework

The current WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework has been deprecated and will be replaced with a new WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework, based on the same architecture used for the WPF XAML Designer for .NET (.NET Core). This also means that the WPF .NET Framework control extensibility model based on .design.dll and Microsoft.Windows.Design.Extensibility is no longer supported. The new WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework will provide the same extensibility model as the WPF XAML Designer for .NET (.NET Core). If you already created a .designtools.dll extension for .NET (.NET Core), that same extension will work for the new WPF XAML Designer for .NET Framework. Please refer to the migration link below for further information about how to migrate to the new extensibility model for WPF platforms (.NET Framework and .NET Core) and UWP platforms moving forward.

See XAML designer extensibility migration.