Adding external tools to the Tools menu


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Adding external tools to the Tools menu

Visual Studio contains a lot of tools for working with your code, but it's possible that it doesn't contain the tool that you want. After all, there are lots of companies out there creating developer tools. One of the easiest way to extend Visual Studio is by adding these third-party tools. I'm inside Visual Studio, and I have opened a solution called ExternalTools that contains two projects: one is a sample application we are going to add to the Tools menu, and another one is PixelSmithDesktop, which I am going to use for my disassembly demonstration.

The External tools live up here in the Tools menu. They are in this section of the menu. For example, here is an external tool, a very simple one called Create GUID. This was added by Microsoft. When I click on this link, it will launch an independent application. And then all this does is allow me to generate a unique identifier and then copy it to the Clipboard. For a more exciting demo, I am going to add one of my favorite thi...

Adding external tools to the Tools menu
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Adding external tools to the Tools menu provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training

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