Once the extension is ready it is time to deploy it to other developers. This tutorial looks at use a local copy of the VSIX installer to install the extension to Visual Studio.
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- [Voiceover] I've created my first extension,…and I'm ready to share it with other developers.…That's as simple as giving them a copy of the VSIX file.…It's in this folder.…There's a lot of other files in this folder.…They're artifacts of the compile process.…The only important file for this demonstration…is the CodeCommander.vsix file.…I'll copy that file, and then I'll put it on my desktop.…I give this VSIX file to a developer in an email.…
I can put it on a network share.…However I get it to them, all they need to do…is get a copy of this file,…and if they have Visual Studio installed on their computer,…they can double-click on this file,…which'll launch the VSIX installer.…Then this dialog appears.…I'll install it only in Visual Studio 2015.…I can read my licensing text here,…and when I'm done, or when the other developer's done,…they can click on the install button.…After a few seconds, this dialog shows up.…Installation complete.…Your extension has been successfully installed.…
Let's verify that by opening Visual Studio.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
ASP.NET MVC 5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Sullivan3h 40m Intermediate
1. Install Extensions
2. Explore Extensions
3. Integrate External Tools
4. Create Custom Project and Item Templates
5. Create Custom Extensions
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