Creating an MEF add-in


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Creating an MEF add-in

There were some major changes made to the architecture of Visual Studio in this release. The old Visual Studio interface, including the code editor, was replaced with a new UI written in WPF. Then the extensibility framework was enhanced with the new managed extensibility code bits. What this means for .NET programmers is that it is now easier to write a custom editor plug-in. You no longer have to learn the ugly COM object model to be a successful add-in author. I'm inside Visual Studio, and I've opened the CreateMefAddin Solution.

This contains two extensibility projects. The first one is enabled. The second one I have unloaded temporarily. That's why it says unavailable. Before you attempt to create an extensibility item, you need to install the Visual Studio SDK, which I've done. Now I can go to File > New > Project and choose my language and then this Extensibility note. And here are some other new items that were added for the SDK.

This is a syntax highlighter. Thi...

Creating an MEF add-in
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Creating an MEF add-in 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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