The Ramblings of Two Microsoft .NET Developers, TFS, and Visual Studio ALM Guys --- "Yes, we are both named Ed."

New Visual Studio Extensibility Book Available



There is a new book about VSX out from Wrox called “Professional Visual Studio Extensibility” and looks pretty promising if you are first starting out to learn add-ins and VSPackages.  It's actually the first one that I've seen get released so I hope it does well.  VSX is a topic that I have a keen interest in.

  • A quick overview of Visual Studio Shell and Domain-Specific Languages Tools
  • Techniques for creating, debugging, testing, and deploying your add-ins
  • Ways to work with user interface elements, Windows Forms, and controls via code in your add-ins
  • Steps for extending Visual Studio functionality using VSPackages
  • Tips for writing and managing code snippets to make your coding process easier
  • Using Visual Studio templates to save time when writing code for common projects
  • How to use MSBuild to write custom builds for Visual Studio and .NET applications
  • New techniques for recording, developing, debugging, deploying, and running macros

 

Ed B.



Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:33:19 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Ed,

Have looked at the book and frankly I would not recommend it. It has only one chapter on VSIP and most of the information is add-in related. Additionally, the info is of the "for-dummies" quality with screenshots taking most of the space.

I wanted to buy it but eventually refrained from spending my $40.

Wonder if you bought it and what's your impressions.

Cheers,
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:43:27 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
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