Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding external tools to the Tools menu, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
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 third-party tools,…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
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Silverlight 3 Essential Trainingwith Walt Ritscher6h 50m Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
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13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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