Happy New Year!
Microsoft awarded me yesterday my 11th Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title, which, as always, makes great the start of the new year :-).
Speaking about the new year, I want to share some of my plans in the Visual Studio extensibility area:
- I will migrate my MZ-Tools add-in for Visual Studio to a package. I have been delaying this for long time, but since add-ins are officially deprecated in Visual Studio 2013, I am not sure if the next Visual Studio version will support them.
- Related to the previous point, I will share what I learn from the migration in the MZ-Tools Articles Series about Visual Studio SDK packages that I announced last year and that so far it has only three articles.
- I hope to release a unified version 8.0 of MZ-Tools for Visual Studio, VB “Classic” and VBA (64-bit support included). I devoted all 2013 to this task mainly in the architecture area, because the three add-ins share a common huge .NET-based core with thin adapters for each host. The good news is that now I hope to go faster. I will share the approach once finished.
- I will keep answering questions in the MSDN VSX forum (and some that I receive by e-mail).
I would be very satisfied if I can accomplish all that 🙂