Visual Studio Shell (Integrated Mode) Setup and User Guide
The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) provides a redistributable version of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) from which the programming languages and the features that support their respective project systems have been removed.
This IDE-only version of Visual Studio serves as a development platform to which developers can add their own development tools and programming languages, such as COBOL and Perl.
In This Section
Visual Studio Shell (Integrated Mode) Setup Guide
Explains the requirements for deploying a VSPackage in the integrated Shell.
Visual Studio Serviceability Guidelines
Explains the requirements for servicing applications that are deployed in the integrated Shell.
Features in the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (Integrated Mode)
Lists the subset of Visual Studio features that are included in the integrated Shell.
- Releasing a Visual Studio Integration Product
Shows how to release a Visual Studio integration product.