A wrong way of checking the Visual Studio version where an add-in is loaded

December 10, 2012

Take a look at this code of an add-in that checks that it is loaded only in Visual Studio 2012 and try to figure out what’s wrong: private DTE2 _applicationObject; private AddIn _addInInstance; public void OnConnection(object application, ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom) { const string REGISTRY_KEY_VS_11_0 = “SOFTWARE\\MICROSOFT\\VISUALSTUDIO\\11.0”; string addInRegistryRoot = null; _applicationObject […]

The Visual Studio (2012) Image Library

December 4, 2012

Microsoft published some days ago the Visual Studio Image Library: The Visual Studio Image Library contains application images that appear in Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Windows, the Office system and other Microsoft software. The library of over 5,000 images can be used to create applications that look visually consistent with Microsoft software. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35825

LearnVSXNow! (about Visual Studio packages), by Istvan Novak (DiveDeeper’s blog)

December 1, 2012

MVP fellow Istvan Novak wrote long time ago a long series of small articles about Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) with packages on his DiveDeeper’s blog. I have added a new section to my Resources about Visual Studio .NET extensibility page with sorted links to all of them: LearnVSXNow!, by Istvan Novak (DiveDeeper’s blog) http://www.mztools.com/resources_vsnet_addins.aspx#LearnVSXNow