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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 11. Writing Macros, Add-ins, and Wizards

In the preceding chapter, we examined the API available for developers to customize, tweak, and control various portions of the Visual Studio IDE. This chapter will take that knowledge and show you how to write macros and add-ins that leverage the automation object model.

A macro’s purpose is to provide you with an approach for writing your own task automation applets. In previous chapters, you saw many IDE features that automate repetitive tasks. The built-in refactoring support, IntelliSense word completion, code snippets, and others certainly fall into that category. And as you develop solutions ...

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