Creating Add-Ins

As you might have gathered by now, a lot of information is available in the general and project-neutral extensibility models. What are all of these automation objects for? They are there to help language extenders—people like you—create Add-Ins among other things.

Because the object model is so vast, you will have to rely heavily on the help files to begin scratching the surface of extensibility; more than likely, several tool vendors will develop in-house expertise, and a developer from one of these shops will write an entire book on this subject.

In this section we will look at the necessary, basic considerations for creating VS .NET add-ins and will create some simple add-ins. Of course any add-in could potentially be a complex ...

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