MSDN Community Content Top Contributor Award

January 16, 2009

Last year I spent some weeks adding links to my MZ-Tools articles series in the Community Content section of the MSDN documentation of Visual Studio extensibility, to help developers extending Visual Studio with HOWTO articles, etc. This week Microsoft has notified me that I’ll receive one of the “20 Community Content Top Contributor Awards for […]


The strange case of "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Datos de programa\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns" add-In file path

January 16, 2009

(Or why it is a bad idea for an add-in to add add-in file paths to Visual Studio) When Visual Studio 2005 introduced XML-based add-ins, which used an .AddIn file rather than COM registration), rather than providing just two fixed folders to place such files (one for all users, other for the current user), Microsoft […]