MZ-Tools Articles Series: HOWTO: Get the output build folder from a Visual Studio add-in or macro

July 17, 2009

This gets asked from time to time in the forums so I wrote a sample code about it: HOWTO: Get the output build folder from a Visual Studio add-in or macro http://www.mztools.com/articles/2009/MZ2009015.aspx


MS fixing problem with the 6th path where Visual Studio searches for .AddIn files

July 17, 2009

According to the last notification from Microsoft, they have fixed the problem where the 6th location (%ALLUSERSDOCUMENTS%\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns) that was introduced by VS 2008 when searching for .AddIn files was broken (it’s about time): %ALLUSERSDOCUMENTS%\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns folder is not searched for add-ins https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=466741 The fix is quite irrelevant currently because VS 2005 doesn’t support that folder and […]


MS fixing problem with 32-bit bitmaps with alpha channel for transparency in SetTabPicture method of toolwindows

July 17, 2009

The little problem that I reported when using the SetTabPicture method with a 32-bit bitmap with alpha channel for transparency has been fixed according to the last notification from Microsoft for the following VS 2010 beta build: EnvDTE.Window.SetTabPicture doesn’t support 32-bit bitmaps with transparency in alpha channel when toolwindow not active https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=470236 That means that […]