Getting started

Visual Studio Extensibility Cookbook

The goal of the getting started guide is to give you a basic understanding of Visual Studio extensions and get you on the right path to write successful extensions.

IntelliSense for the extensibility API

Get the tools

The journey starts by installing the right tools into Visual Studio.

Your first extension

Next, we’re going to write a simple extension as a starting point for future customizations.

Extension anatomy

It’s now time to go over all the moving parts of an extension. This give you a broader understanding of the extensibility model.

Useful resources

To take full advantage of this cookbook and Visual Studio extensibility in general, check out the useful resources section. That’s a quick way to setting yourself up for future success.

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