# Saturday, September 04, 2010

Back in July, I mentioned that my Extending Visual Studio course for Pluralsight was live. As I completed the course, it just kept growing and growing, so in the end it became two courses.

Customizing and Extending Visual Studio 2010 Without Code covers macros, snippets, templates, and so on - ways that you type stuff into a file, and thus make Visual Studio behave differently, but don't actually write C# or VB or C++ to make that happen. The modules are:

  • Overview of Visual Studio 2010 Extensibility  
  • Why write extensions for Visual Studio? 
  • Visual Studio Macros 
  • Visual Studio Snippets
  • Getting and installing extensions for Visual Studio  
  • The Visual Studio 2010 SDK
  • Visual Studio Start Page
  • The VSIX Format 
  • Templates
  • Deploying Templates

Customizing and Extending Visual Studio 2010 by Writing Code covers the rest of the story - cases where you actually write and compile code (in this course, the demos are all in C#) and thus make Visual Studio behave differently. The modules are:

  • MEF, The Managed Extensibility Framework  
  • Writing Editor Extensions
  • Testing and deploying editor extensions 
  • Visual Studio Add-Ins  
  • Visual Studio Packages
  • Extending Modeling and Diagramming tools
Together, these courses total 9 hours. Please let me know if they help you!


Saturday, September 04, 2010 8:23:51 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [1]
Saturday, September 18, 2010 9:12:07 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Thanks Ms Gregory for the useful information,
I am looking into Vs12
I'd like vs12 to be more lightweight, what is not needed should not be included automatically,
They may be separated into dlls, and are left as items for the users to be more freely choosey
I am thinking if people actually need a spell checker if clearly compiler can catch all such faults. I'd like to vs08's intelisense, I have seen several places where only the vs08's offers. To make it newer than the previous, ok I like the new GUI.
Rainey Raimsey
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