Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NET

Les Smith

  • 出版商: Apress
  • 出版日期: 2002-07-31
  • 售價: $1,745
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,658
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 523
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1590590260
  • ISBN-13: 9781590590263
  • 相關分類: Visual Studio.NET




Visual Studio .NET is the most extensible development environment Microsoft has released to date. Organizations create add-ins for many purposes: to speed common tasks, to ease code reuse within an organization, and to enforce rules and consistency among developers. Effective use of add-ins can dramatically improve developer efficiency and reduce costs.

Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NET is designed to get add-in developers up to speed in developing ad-ins in Visual Studio .NET and to teach add-in development to developers who want to learn to write add-ins. Author Les Smith also provides enough real code examples to challenge even experienced add-in developers.

Smith’s book begins by teaching readers how to use the Add-In Wizard to create the basic add-in framework. From there, he covers the manipulation of code in windows and controls, and the manipulation of projects. Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NETexplores in detail, how to create an add-in user interface, including toolbars, toolbar buttons, and multiple-level menus, as well as how to create a user interface in the system tray. Smith also addresses the migration of add-ins from VB 6.0 to VB .NET for those developers who have previous experience in writing add-ins.

One of the great challenges that add-in developers will encounter is finding the right classes from among the 3,400 classes in the .NET Framework. Smith teaches and demonstrates use of the Visual Studio add-in object model to show readers how to use the methods and properties and respond to events in order to enhance the power of the integrated development environment (IDE).


Chapter 1: What Is an Add-in?

Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Add-in Wizard

Chapter 3: The Smart Desktop Add-in

Chapter 4: Debugging an Add-in

Chapter 5: Manipulating Code in Windows

Chapter 6: Manipulating Controls on Forms

Chapter 7: The User Interface

Chapter 8: The Macro Explorer and the Macros IDE

Chapter 9: Manipulating Projects

Chapter 10: Multiple Languages in Add-ins

Chapter 11: Handling Automation Events

Chapter 12: Putting It Together: Let’s Build a Real Add-in

Chapter 13: Migrating VB 6.0 Add-ins to .NET

Appendix A Extensibility Objects

Appendix B Quick Reference: How Do I ...?