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Creating a Visual Studio Extension Part 2 of 2
One of the reasons why Visual Studio is such a great development environment is its fluidity when it comes to customization. In my previous post, Creating a Visual Studio Extension Part 1, we discussed the preparation process for creating a Visual Studio Extension. In this post, I will explain the basic steps needed to create a very simple Visual Studio Extension to access text from the currently opened Editor on Visual Studio. If you have not installed the Visual Studio SDK, see my previous Blog post. Creating Your First Project Once the setup is complete, we are ready to get started. First, start your Visual Studio Version and create a new project. Next select VSIX Project under Extensibility, choose a name and location for your new extension and press ok. When done correctly, this is what you should see in Visual Studio 2015: You should also get this nice Getting […]
Creating a Visual Studio Extension Part 1 of 2
Visual Studio is a great development environment with ever growing features, and getting better with each version. But there is always that one niche feature that you need that would help improve your productivity in a project - a menu item to start a custom process, an improved IntelliSense for a custom language, or an editor for a custom file type. With Visual Studio, you can easily unlock additional features with extensions. This post  will explain the basic steps needed to prepare your Visual Studio environment to create your own extensions. Installing the SDK Before you can start creating your own Visual Studio Extensions, you need to first install the Visual Studio SDK. The Visual Studio SDK is used to extend Visual Studio with new features. Learn more about Visual Studio SDK from Microsoft here. With Visual Studio 2015 the Visual Studio SDK is already included in the installer. For Visual […]
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