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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 13. Writing Add-ins and Wizards

IN THIS CHAPTER

If macros represent the quick and easy approach to automation, then add-ins are their more complex, and more powerful, counterparts. Add-ins are compiled projects written in Visual Basic, Visual C#, even Visual C++. Add-ins are useful for covering more advanced extensibility scenarios up to and including surfacing your own custom forms, tool windows, and designers in the IDE.

Another related topic we will tackle in this chapter is that of creating and customizing Visual Studio wizards. Wizards are launched anytime you create a new project or add an item to a project. These ...

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