Creating Your Own MEF-Based Editor Extension
We have now covered all of the ingredients necessary to build your own extension. Let’s walk through a simple example, end to end, and build an extension that displays some basic code metrics in a window in the corner of the editor. Functionally, we need to accomplish the following:
• Compute the required code stats by parsing the currently loaded code file
• Expose a set of properties on a WPF user control to hold those metrics; this user control also displays those metrics
• Display the WPF user control as an editor viewport adornment
Because this involves creating a new adornment pegged to the editor’s viewport, we have the luxury of starting with the code produced for us by the Viewport Adornment ...