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Customizing and Extending Visual Studio 2010 Without Code

by Kate Gregory

Shows you how to use and write extensions for Visual Studio including templates for projects and items, snippets, and macros

What you'll learn

This course is aimed at developers who use Visual Studio and want to learn how to extend it. There are many different ways to do so, and not all involve writing code. This course introduces macros, code snippets, a custom start page, and project and item templates. Emphasis is on the newer technologies including the VSIX format and the Visual Studio Gallery, but old techniques that still work in Visual Studio 2010 are included. These techniques do not require writing code that interacts with Visual Studio.

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About the author

Kate Gregory is in her fifth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking are her preferred ways of sharing wisdom with large groups of people. Kate is the author of over a dozen books and speaks at conferences around the world, with keynotes on 5 continents. Kate is a C++ MVP, develops courses (primaril... more

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