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Visual Studio Condensed by Patrick Desjardins

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CHAPTER 9

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Extending Visual Studio

This last chapter covers advanced topics that you may not use at first. However, as you work with Visual Studio, you will stumble into some situations where it does not do exactly what you want. Fortunately, Microsoft and Visual Studio do a great job of allowing you to customize their tools.

This chapter starts with the heart of extending, which is the Visual Studio Software Development Kit (SDK). Then you will learn about T4 templates, which can generate files, text strings, and program logic, and have existed for several editions. You’ll also learn about code snippets, HTML smart tags, browser links, and the ...

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