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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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A Sample Extension: Color Selector

To cap this discussion of add-ins, let’s look at the process of developing a functioning package from start to finish. This extension is a color picker. It enables users to click an area of a color palette, and the package emits code to create an instance of a color structure that matches the selected color from the palette. Here is a summary list of requirements for the add-in:

Image In a tool window, it displays a visual color palette representing all the possible colors.

Image As the mouse pointer is moved over the palette, ...

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