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Working with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 by Marc Young, Brian Johnson, Craig Skibo

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Chapter 7. Exploring Commands Programmatically

Commands are the most fundamental mechanism of communication between the user and the Microsoft® Visual Studio® integrated development environment (IDE). In this chapter, we'll explore how you can use existing commands as well as create your own commands by using add-ins and macros.

What Is a Command?

If you've written user interface software for the Microsoft Windows® operating system, you're probably familiar with the event-driven programming model. When the user clicks a button on a form, chooses a menu item, or presses a key on the keyboard, ...

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