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This is the home of VSSDK Assist. A visual toolset of utilities for extending Visual Studio.


Releases March 2008 CTP release
December 2007 CTP release
October 2007 CTP release
May 2007 CTP release
Documentation What is included?
How to install it?
How to use it?

VSSDK Assist on the news

Code Magazine published a new "Focus" edition around VSX. One of the article is "Learning the Visual Studio SDK with VSSDK Assist”

Status update:

The March 2008 CTP is OUT!!!

  • GAX February 2008 support
  • Bug fixes

March 2008 CTP version pre-requisites


The purpose of this project is to provide tools and guidance to extend Visual Studio.

Target audience

  • VSX developers
  • Visual Studio enthusiasts

Features overview

  • Create:
    • VS Package solution
    • VS Package project
      • CSharp
      • VBasic
    • VS Package Setup project (wix based)
    • VS Services
    • VS Tool Windows
    • VS Commands
    • VS Custom projects
      • Bitmap Strip
    • VS Flavor projects
    • VS Tool Options Pages
    • VS Custom Tools
    • VS Events subscription
    • VS Extenders
      • Solution extenders
      • Project extenders
  • Configure:
    • VS Package
    • VS about/splash screens
  • Deploy:
    • Configure VS Package Load Key
    • Create VS Package Deployment Information
  • Test:
    • Create VS Package Load Key Report
    • Test VS Package Load Key
    • Test VS Splash Screen
  • Utility:
    • Register VS Packages
    • Unregister VS Packages
    • Refresh VS Package Registration Information
    • Launch VS on Experimental Hive
    • VS Package browser


Revision history

Getting started



Last edited Mar 13, 2008 at 7:55 PM by PabloGaliano, version 47