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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Using the Visual Studio SDK

Besides understanding the editor extension points, there is another crucial step to take: installation of the Visual Studio SDK. The Visual Studio SDK, generally speaking, is a collection of tools and project templates that help developers customize the IDE. The SDK is particularly germane to the topic of editor extensions because it ships with a set of project templates and code samples that help kick-start your extension development efforts.

The SDK download links for Visual Studio 2010 are located at the Visual Studio Extensibility center on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vsx.

After downloading and installing the SDK, you see a new set of project templates available when you launch the New Project dialog box (see ...

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