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

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Summary

This chapter described how to leverage the power of Visual Studio extensions to functionally add to Visual Studio’s features.

You investigated the custom command project item and how to use the project item to quickly and easily define a new menu command.

You also saw how to use XAML UI technologies to create a completely custom user control from the ground up and surface that control as a tool window hosted by Visual Studio.

In the next chapter, we explore another way to extend Visual Studio by using the same VSIX project techniques with the code editor and a technology called the Managed Extensibility Framework.

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