VSIX installers are the accepted way to bundle Visual Studio extensions and other customization into a well know installer format. This tutorial looks at how to create a VSIX installer and shows the categories of tools that can be added to the installer.
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- In this video I'll create a VSIX installer…and look at how to configure and use the advert file.…Later in the chapter I'll look at how to add…extension components to the VSIX package.…Open the Visual C# template and then choose extensibility.…I'm looking for this VSIX Project Type.…I'll name my Project CodeCommander and use the same name…for my solution, and then I'll store this out on my desktop…in the exercise file folder in chapter five.…
Once the Project is ready, Visual Studio shows…the Getting Started page.…This has some tips for how to create the Project.…It tells you how to add features,…and how to run and debug the extension.…This file is contained in this…index.html and the starsheet.css.…You can delete them from the Project if you wish.…There is not much left in the Project,…there is a reference section which has one reference…and there is this source.extension.VSIXmanifet file.…
I'll double click on this file to open it.…This is where I define my Product information…and what version of Visual Studio I support.…
- Installing extensions
- Using CodeMaid, Productivity Power Tools, and other Visual Studio extensions
- Adding external tools
- Creating custom item and project templates
- Building your own custom extensions
- Creating VSIX installers
- Sharing custom extensions
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